Actors Swear By This Mindful Movement Practice. Here's How You Can Benefit From It, Too

July 8, 2014 12:20 PM

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If you're not a performer, you may not be all too familiar with the Alexander Technique. It's taught at Juilliard and other famed performing arts schools, as well as privately to opera singers and Broadway performers. Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o even swears by it, once saying that the practice has "just become a part of me."

But the Alexander Technique -- which can perhaps be best summed up as a mindfulness and tension-relieving practice, emphasizing ease of movement -- is not just for performing arts folk. One study showed it to be effective in relieving back pain. And it can also be applied to things we do every day, ...

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