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Charlotte Woods, Lesley Glover, and Julia Woodman

The Alexander technique was defined by its creator, Frederick Matthias Alexander, as “education in the widest sense of the word, in that it deals with the control of human reaction” ( Alexander, 1946/2000 , p. 28), enabling self-directed behavioral change. It is an educational self-development self

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Timothy W. Cacciatore, Patrick M. Johnson, and Rajal G. Cohen

Evidence is mounting that practicing the Alexander technique (AT) has a range of benefits. Clinical research suggests that it can help alleviate common musculoskeletal complaints such as chronic back, neck, and knee pain ( Little et al., 2008 ; MacPherson et al., 2015 ; Preece, Jones, Brown

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David I. Anderson

, qi gong, hypnotherapy, Feldenkrais method, Alexander technique, Pilates, Rolfing structural integration, and Trager psychophysical integration. Many other practices are not listed. Practitioners and theorists have used the label “bodywork” to collectively refer to the approaches recognized by NCCIH

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Richard Shusterman

methods of somatic practices (both ancient and modern) that are familiar to both professional movement educators and the general public, such as yoga, taiji quan, the Alexander technique, the Feldenkrais method, and bioenergetics. Rather than offering a particular set of specific principles and

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Wolf E. Mehling

.g., Feldenkrais [the Feldenkrais method], F.M. Alexander [the Alexander technique], Rosen [the Rosen method], Middendorf [Middendorf breath], and G. Alexander [eutony]; Alexander, 1983 ), breath therapies ( Mehling, 2001 ), mindful awareness in body-oriented therapy ( Price, Wells, Donovan, & Rue, 2012 ), dance

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David I. Anderson

of how movements are organized and learned and how maladaptive patterns of coordination can be changed (e.g.,  Cacciatore et al., 2020 ). The injury that prompted my move to pursue graduate study in the United States helps explain my interest in the Alexander technique. During my rehabilitation from

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Shanelle Sorbello, Vu Quang Do, Anna Palagyi, and Lisa Keay

receiving orientation and mobility services for vision impairment from a community organization (Guide Dogs NSW/ACT). The study investigated whether lessons in the Alexander Technique can prevent falls in older people with low vision. Inclusion and exclusion criteria for this study are outlined in Table  1

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Mohammad Reza Pourahmadi, Ismail Ebrahimi Takamjani, Shapour Jaberzadeh, Javad Sarrafzadeh, Mohammad Ali Sanjari, Rasool Bagheri, and Morteza Taghipour

velocities, movement duration, and trunk flexion compared with flexed and neutral head-on-trunk orientations. Cacciatore et al 44 (2011), United States Fifteen Alexander Technique teachers (4 males and 11 females); age: 42.7 (9.1) y, height: 1.69 (0.08) m, and body mass: 74.5 (11.3) kg Falcon; markers were

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Bradford C. Bennett

there are 10 times more citations in Web of Science for “Tai Chi” than for “Feldenkrais method” or “Alexander technique.” While the amount of research is too great to cover in detail here, Huston and McFarlane ( 2016 ) reported more than 500 studies and 120 systematic reviews on Tai Chi. The overall