The Alexander Technique
It begins with the importance of where the head and spine meet. The idea is that we need to get out of our way and let the bodies natural balance re-emerge. It is great for posture, but also learning to sit, stand, move in a way that reduces the stress on your bones, spine and joints. It is used by Actors, Dancers, Musicians, Sufferers of Back Pain and Many Others.
Back, Neck or Muscle Pain
I am not in the medical profession, but several years ago, as a result of musculoskeletal problems and pain, I went to a physical therapist who was also a Feldenkrais Practitioner. It was really helpful to me. So, if you are experiencing neck pain, back pain or other musculoskeletal problems, you might look into the following: The Feldenkrais Technique, The Alexander Technique, Trager Work, and Techniques done by Doctors of Osteopathy.
♦Resources: Some Bodywork Techniques
Feldenkrais Technique: www.Feldenkrais.com
Book: Awareness Through Movement: Easy-to-Do Health Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination, and Personal Awareness by Moshe Feldenkrais
Books, etc. by Peter Levine phD on Healing Trauma. www.traumahealing.com/ Waking the Tiger. In an Unspoken Voice. Practitioners of Somatic Experiencing.
Dr Weil on the Feldenkrais Technique: www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART00467/Feldenkrais-Method.html
Alexander Technique: www.Alexandertech.org
Book: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Alexander Technique: A Practical Approach to Health, Poise, and Fitness by Glynn MacDonald
Trager Work: www.Trager.com
Mindfulness Meditation: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programs. www.mindfullivingprograms.com/index.php
Book: Movement As a Way to Agelessness: A Guide to Trager Mentastics by Milton Trager, MD et al.
Rubenfeld Synergy: www.Rubenfeldsynergy.com
Book: The Listening Hand: Self-Healing Through The Rubenfeld Synergy Method of Talk and Touch by Ilana Rubenfeld
Anat Baniel Method www.AnatBanielmethod.com
Book: Move Into Life: Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality by Anat Baniel
Video: Yoga for Stress Management: www.mayoclinic.com/health/yoga/MM00650
Tai Chi: www.mayoclinic.com/health/tai-chi/SA00087
Tai Chi: www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02942/Tai-Chi.html
Tai Chi andf Qigong: www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/ART02732
Qigong: National Qigong Association: www.NQA.org
Book and Videos : Helping Your Child With Autism: A Home Program from Chinese Medicine by Louisa Silva, MD and the Qigong Sensory Training Institute www.qsti.org
Music Therapy: American Music Therapy Association www.musictherapy.org
Art Therapy: american Art Therapy Association www.arttherapy.org/
Books by Tal Ben Shahar phD on Happiness.
Note: The above information is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional guidance (medical, financial, legal, etc.) Emergency: Dial 911 (where available).