She says: "I've been doing the Alexander Technique
for two years now after reading about it in a newspaper.
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Thrassou, who will lead the first workshop in Greek at 10am until 1pm and the second one in English from 5pm until 8pm, is certified by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
(STAT), the world's oldest and largest professional body of Alexander Technique
"I think that Alexander Technique
and singing are like hands in a glove," says Malcolm Balk, a Montreal-based Alexander Technician who spends a good portion of his time working with singers.
Yoga stretches and strengthens the muscles--I'm a firm believer that strong muscles can be key to avoiding chronic back pain--and like the Alexander Technique
, it helps to improve posture, which often plays a role in musculoskeletal pain.
(7) The Feldenkrais Method develops the student's awareness through exploratory movement, and Alexander Technique
uses the principle of inhibition and redirection.
Then she discovered the Alexander technique
, which aims to improve your posture.
Since moving to Los Angeles, she has studied Alexander Technique
at the Howard Fine Studio, audition technique with Risa Bramon Garcia and is currently taking scene work classes with Tim Conlon at The BGB Studio.
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They would ask me to do such things as "speak from a forward position," "support the sound," "use the diaphragm," "lift the soft palate," "open the throat," "sing with sunshine sounds," "keep still," "don't push." If I ever asked for clarification of instructions, I would be told not to "get into semantics" or to "stop analysing or stop thinking." If any of these instructions made me tighten, I would be told to "stop trying so hard" or to "relax." I turned to the Alexander Technique
to help me deal with the tension, and this helped to a certain extent, but soon some of the things I was asked to do in Alexander lessons became just as confusing and ineffective as those in voice lessons.
In addition to recitals and master classes, sessions included natural horn, alphorn, Alexander Technique
, recital repertoire, instrument maintenance, Caruso method, jazz improvisation, and amateur concerns.
I decided to throw everything I had into the Alexander Technique
. I'd tried it a few years before but hadn't stuck at it.
Success rating: 3/5 ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
Evidence: The latest and most comprehensive study in the British Medical Journal showed the Alexander Technique
can reduce back pain by 85 per cent, offering more significant longterm benefits than massage or standard medical care.
In our January '15 issue, contributor Michael Bloom reviewed two new books about the Alexander Technique
under the headline "Alexander's Band." Our readers share their experiences with that acting method: