95% of people have an incorrect posture.
There is no awareness of the fact that this can cause psyco-physical tensions and even pain, especially in the cervical and lumbo–sacral parts of the spine.
I am dealing with these issues since over 15 years, since I discovered the Alexander Method.
It changed my life, especially taking care of my scoliosis, making my spine supple and straight, affecting the movement of my body, which has become more fluid and elegant.
Here's what I can do for you:
- Improving your posture, tensions, muscle spasms and pain can be eliminated
- The movement of your body becomes more freely and harmonious
Since 15 years, Teacher of the Alexander Method, Member of STAT (Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique) London. For 10 years Assistant of the Italian School of Teacher Training.
Now she works and teaches in Milan, Venice and Hamburg, with groups and giving private lessons.
She also holds seminars on "Personal Integration" with Chiara Carletti (psychotherapist) at Venice and Eleanora Tedesco (singer and teacher of vocal functioning) in Milan.
Dancing and yoga seminars have enriched her work as well as various courses offered in massage technique, counseling, nutrition and natural medicine.
She has lived in several countries (Germany, USA, Switzerland, the Netherlands) and speaks 5 languages (Italian, English, German, Dutch, French).
Her goal is to teach people the principles of Alexander, in order to correct themselves.
It is an educational method that gains great psycho-physical results.
Children generally move their bodies in a harmonious way, with ease and fluidity.
Growing up very often we lose the elasticity of our bodies, not using it correctly, blocking our junctures and the spine.
If we become aware of our muscle tensions and the bad habits that caused it, we can re-train our body to function better and regain elegancy.
Before you begin the lesson, the teacher asks the student to perform some classical movements - such as sitting and walking - to evaluate the usual use that is made of the body.
Then the lesson is divided into two parts.
- The first is carried out with the aid of a chair. The teacher invites the student to stand up and sit down repeatedly to show and eliminate the tensions that are created unconsciously, every time we make a wrong move.
- The second part takes place on a table, with the head slightly raised and knees bent, to promote the elongation of the spine.
The teacher guides the students to make natural movements, avoiding the unconscious contractions of the muscles and releasing accumulated tension and stiffness.
The Alexander Technique was invented by Frederick Mathias Alexander (1869-1955). Frederick was a young and successful Australian actor when suddenly he was forced to retire from stage for a serious aphonia (loss of voice).
Suspended his promising career, the artist chose to examine his problem with care in order to understand the origin of the failure of his vocal chords.
Given that the doctors could not find any pathology Alexander began to observe himself carefully putting himself between 3 mirrors, "What do I do to cause the loss of my voice ?", He wondered .
He realized that when he was in a stressful situation he moved his head forward and twitched his neck, changing the tension of the vocal cords.
After 8 years Alexander had made important discoveries that concern the relationship between the head, neck and back, not only to improve the functioning of the voice, but that of the whole body . He developed principles that are valid for each person and that are taught today in schools all around the world.
Among his most enthusiastic students there were Aldous Huxley (writer), George Bernard Shaw (playwright) and John Dewey (educator).
And also today many artists (eg, Keanu Reeves, Hillary Swank, Jeremy Irons, Paul Mc Cartney, Yehudi Menuin,) are using his principles to improve their professional performance.
The method is even taught in schools, for ex. the Jiulliard School at New York City and The Drammatic School of Arts in London.
The fear of the judgment of my peers made me lose the spontaneity of movement already at the age of 13 . I had never thought of having something that was wrong, till one day, suddenly, I felt awkward . I realized that I was accustomed to be contracted, closed, shrunken, not only in relation to others and in my mind, but also in my body. It had been long enough to make me forget my natural state of being, and tensions in my body felt normal to me, even if tiring.
Through research, I came to get known to the Alexander Method and, with the help of the teacher, I was able to gradually dispose of the rigidity of movement and feel my body more fluid and less heavy. The path to rehabilitation is not finished yet but I am confident in the final results . Thanks Julie!
I started to take lessons of the Alexander Method about a year and a half ago. At that time I suffered a lot, occurring especially in the morning.
As soon as I got up I felt pain everywhere, localized especially in the eyes and, sometimes, even under my feet. I also had a debilitating tachycardia, accompanied by depressive symptoms.
The lessons were so simple and pleasant that I never expected to get results in such a short time! After about 10 lessons all the pains were gone, my mood was more stable and eventually got better, and I felt the body more vital and energetic. Despite the recovery, I decided to continue the lessons anyway : This method is a beneficial way to follow, for the body, soul and mind. It is as if I was gradually brought to a more authentic and natural state of being that allows me to express myself with an every-day growing enthusiasm!
Now I can let go of tensions that once I held on, making me feel heavy. I have gained serenity and creativity, managing to stay in harmony with myself and in reflection also with others.