The Alexander Technique can improve body functioning

In this article, Malcolm Balk discusses how the Alexander Technique can address the problem of "shrinkage" - the body's tendency to shrivel up as we age - as well as other physical problems associated with aging. He looks at the technique as a means for improving the body's posture, balance, coordination and movement. He presents several case studies in which people using AT showed marked improvement in their body functioning.

Learning the Alexander Technique

Balk highly recommends making the commitment to learn AT and to practice it as you would any new skill. You will not only feel better, but you may also experience an improvement in your "mental and emotional" state.

About Malcolm Balk

Malcolm Balk Malcolm Balk is a qualified AT teacher as well as a Pose Method and Level 4 track coach. Living in Montreal, Canada, he specializes in working with runners of all standards. He is the best-selling author of Master The Art of Running.

The book is based on the proven AT principles. It encourages good use of the body and greater awareness of the way it functions. Readers will learn how to achieve and maintain fitness without injury and how to overcome self-imposed limitations to enjoyable and successful running. Its unique perspective on the sport as an art goes beyond conventional training manuals. This practical and inspirational guide provides a variety of personal accounts and more than 40 carefully selected photographs.

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