Friday, November 15, 2019

Science and Alexander Technique

Science is now truly giving Alexander Technique (AT) a new lease of life. 
Several leading researchers are also Alexander teachers. The new website set up by Tim Cacciatore, Raj Cohen, Patrick Johnson and Andrew McCann has much to offer. 

I particularly like the article by Raj Cohen. She relates concepts used by AT teachers to relevant fields of science (e.g. biomechanics), She then outlines the extent to which each AT concept is strongly backed by current science. Most are. Some need much more research, and a few may not be not validated. 
Image from Cacciatore & Johnson The Physics of Sit-to-Stand