Alexander back technique is an option for those that suffer from Scoliosis. Scoliosis is the lateral curvature of the spine that can be caused by a variety of factors, including one leg being longer than the other, genetic conditions, and spinal deformities. Almost 80 per cent of cases are idiopathic, which means that there is no known cause.
While you may not know what has caused your Scoliosis, this does not mean that you should simply sit back and accept the suffering. Instead, you should consider Alexander Technique lessons. This can help you to deal with the back pain and discomfort that Scoliosis brings. Even if you do not suffer from any pain, you may notice some symptoms, for example, you may have trouble standing or sitting in one spot for a period of time, or you may be uncomfortable and fidgety. The Alexander Technique can help to lessen these symptoms and even eradicate them altogether. It is important to learn how to use your body in a way that does not make your condition worse. Most people who suffer from this condition tend to either collapse and sink down into the lateral curve or stiffen to hold themselves up. It is a challenge to ensure you are not putting more pressure on the lateral curve, compressing it further. You may have also developed harmful habits if you have had brace treatment for your Scoliosis. With the Alexander Technique, you will learn how to allow your deep postural support muscles to work, as opposed to stiffening yourself for stabilisation. You can undo all of the unnecessary tensions around the curve, making the condition less noticeable.
If you would like to learn the Alexander back technique, book a lesson with me, Susanna Scouller of Alexander Principle. I can help you to manage your condition so that you can enjoy easier movement. For more information, simply head to: http://www.alexanderprinciple.co.uk.