It's not what you do.
It's the way that you do it.
RELIEVING CHRONIC PAIN,
DOUBLE HIP REPLACEMENT
John D. was a very bright and motivated scientist who spent a lifetime at his desk, in pain. Over time, his hips degenerated enough to require a double hip replacement.
After surgery, the pain remained. He still required two canes to walk. The pain wasn't a structural problem, it was something he was doing wrong.
Using the Alexander Technique, John learned to release the chronic tension he carried in his hips and low back. He began to move with ease and got rid of the canes. He shed a tear when describing the emotional release from ending constant pain.
Jane D. was an NCAA Division I runner. She was incredibly skilled - strength, speed, flexibility, etc. - but never performed well in competition.
She worked tirelessly for years but got nowhere. She was emotionally deflated. Her struggle wasn't a fitness problem, something was wrong with her performance.
Using the Alexander Technique, Jane learned to be more mindful in how she moved. She gained control of her emotional stress and channeled it into victory. More important than the success, she was happiest to be able to manage her constant daily stress better.
Susie Q. was a 90 year-old mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had an iron will and was an unstoppable force - except for her severe scoliosis.
Her spine rounded forward so dramatically that she faced the ground. For years, specialists put her in hard, painful back braces. Rather than preventing her problem, this cemented it.
Using the Alexander Technique, Susie learned to better balance tension and release in her unique spine. She gained strength and flexibility. As she arrived at our last meeting, she yelled out to me. Susie walked upright, no back brace, with a glowing smile.