The Benefits Of Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique lessons helped me to:

* Feel great
* Let go of unnecessary tension
* Calm down
* Energize up
* Let go of TMJ
* Lose my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
* Overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
* Beat plantar fascitis
* Sleep better
* Thin my underlying depression
* Be more tranquil
* Relate better to myself and to others
* Move more easily
* Breathe more efficiently
* Project my voice effortlessly
* Be less compulsive and addictive
* Be more patient with myself and with others
* Work tirelessly at my computer for hours
* Unlock my writing
* Be more confident around women
* Ride out the ups and downs of a relationship without acting out compulsively

Hello, my name is Luke Ford. I studied daily for three years at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles to help myself and others to lead a better life. Just as the way you drive your car affects the way it functions, so too the way you drive yourself affects the way you function.

Alexander Technique is a way of noticing how you respond to stimuli and letting go of those responses that don’t serve you. For instance, most people respond to stress by compression. They feel like if they just diminish themselves, other people will hurt them less. But that doesn’t work. We can scrunch ourselves and other people are no more gentle with us. By contrast, when we learn to expand into activity by letting go of our interfering tension patterns, we think and feel more clearly and move more gracefully and our friends and co-workers are relieved to be around someone who’s tranquil and poised.Life is hard, but we can learn to be gentle with ourselves while simultaneously meeting our responsibilities with ease and joy.

When most people age, they get caught in a tightening strait-jacket of their own habits until the tasks of daily life like driving, reaching into a refrigerator, or working at a computer become difficult. This is not necessary but it has become the default trajectory for Westerners. When I see friends click a mouse or lift a beer or project their voice across a room, I notice that most of them tighten up, compress and pull down on themselves in these simple acts, thus setting the stage for pain and possibly surgery down the road.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Most people can learn the basics of Alexander Technique within a few lessons and begin to notice and to let go of destructive habits of needless tension.

I charge $100 for a 45-minute lesson. With package deals, the price can go down to $50 per lesson.

Luke Ford 264 S. La Cienega Blvd. #1417 BH, CA 90211 E-mail: Fax: 310-388-0814 Phone: 323-528-5814

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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