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Posture and Ageing Positively

Glenna Batson is an American Alexander Technique teacher and Physiotherapist. She carried out a research project  at the University of South Carolina on how the Alexander Technique could improve balance and prevent falls in the elderly.

Posture, balance and falls protection using the Alexander Technique
Posture, balance and falls protection using the Alexander Technique. Click on the picture to watch the YouTube video clip.

The participants in the study ranged from age 60 Р89 and received two weeks of group Alexander Technique instruction. The video clip shows, in a before and after format,  the participants going through a selection of balance tests.

Having myself just reached the age of the youngest participant in the study I found the results both interesting and encouraging…

 

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