Joy Jacobson, AmSAT Certified
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Many people go through life with chronic back or neck pain, stress, or fatigue, not realizing the way they walk, sit, stand, and move may be causing their problems The Alexander Technique teaches us to become aware of, and change, postural habits; alleviating us from unwanted pain and tension. As students perform common movements such as sitting and standing , the instructor uses subtle hands-on individual guidance, stimulating postural muscles to help students use their bodies with less strain in order to regain natural balance and fluidity. Because the Technique focuses on mind/body coordination, it is also helpful for those wishing to improve their performance; from tennis and golf to dancing, singing and acting. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat to class.
Classes are given through the Larchmont & Mamaroneck Continuing Education Program and the Scarsdale Adult School.
For more information and registration:
The M.E.L.T. Method® (MELT) is a self-treatment technique that helps to prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living. Using simple, specialized equipment such as small balls and soft foam rollers (which will be supplied), this innovative new technique "re-hydrates" the connective tissue which surrounds every muscle, bone, joint, and organ. It brings your body back to a more ideal state by enhancing body awareness, improving balance, and releasing stress that causes stiffness, pain, headaches, insomnia and digestive problems. Whether you are an athlete seeking to achieve optimal performance, or someone hoping to slow down the aging process and feel better, this technique can benefit you!
The M.E.L.T. Method® (MELT), a neuro-fascial release technique was developed to prevent pain and soreness brought on by active living and to improve your performance, range of motion, flexibility and endurance. This all-levels class will use specialized soft body rollers and small MELT® Hand and Foot Balls to simulate the results of manual therapy. The technique will help relieve aches and pains (including chronic neck and low back strain), reduce inflammation and improve postural alignment. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat to class. The instructor will provide the rollers and balls, but they may also be available for purchase. Joy Jacobson was recently certified in the MELT method and is excited to teach this new and innovative class.
4 Tuesdays; July 9 - 30
8:45 - 9:45 am
This class is given through the Larchmont & Mamaroneck Continuing Education Program
For more information and registration, log on to www.LMCCE.org or call 914-698-9126. You can also register in person at The Center for Continuing Education, room 126, Palmer Building, Mamaroneck High School. The office is open from 9 am - 1 pm, Monday - Friday.
Come and experience what MELT can do for you in these introductory workshops. Call for information or reservations:
Please bring a yoga mat!
This is our new video that gives a simple explanation of the Alexander Technique and drives you to the AmSAT website
Here is the recent article from the New York Times:http://nyti.ms/kuMXxe
Is your office chair killing you? An interesting article in Bloomberg Businessweek talks about the effects that sitting in chairs has on our bodies. Here is Brian Leher's interview with the author on NPR.
A major medical study in England, published by the British Medical Journal in 2008, found that lessons in the Alexander Technique have long term benefits for patients with chronic back pain, and are the most cost-effective way to treat back pain.
A video produced by the British Medical Journal summarizing the above study.
Another video about what ABC thinks of this important study.
Oprah's thoughts on the Alexander Technique.
The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT), the largest professional organization of Alexander teachers in the U.S.
The American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT), one of the oldest teacher certification programs in the U.S.
Vocalist, an international mailing list for singers and singing teachers: http://www.vocalist.org