A system of body awareness designed to promote well-being by ensuring minimum effort in maintaining postures and carrying out movements.
- For example, acupuncture, the Alexander technique, reflexology, yoga and massage, and aromatherapy may be helpful.
- Acupuncture and the Alexander technique may help relieve discomfort.
- The Alexander technique (which improves the posture) and yoga (which improves strength and flexibility of muscles) are obvious examples.
1930s: named after Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869–1955), Australian-born actor and physical therapist who developed it.
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