Looking Better with Alexander Technique

7th January 2014 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Backpain

Strike a Pose : OK! Magazine Article on A-list Celebrities’ Use of the Alexander Technique

The March 2013 issue of OK! magazine has an interesting article about Alexander Technique focused on the A-list celebrities who use it. Names mentioned include Madonna, Hilary Swank, Hugh Jackman, Richard Gere, Joanna Lumley, Sir Paul McCartney, William Hurt, Pierce Brosnan, Sting, Julia Sawalha, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax, John Cleese, Robin Williams… the list goes on and on.

The article mentions the usual benefits of reducing pain, tension and anxiety, but also focuses on something AT teachers don’t often do – looking better.   Of  course this is of great importance to celebrities under scrutiny all the time, but is actually something most of us are concerned with. Looking taller, slimmer straighter, less round-shouldered, tired/slumped are all things that the magazine article reminds us that the Technique encourages.