This entry covers methods which involve some kind of equipment and other aids used in teaching and learning the Technique. This entry excludes table and chair which are listed under ‘Classical procedures’. The use of a wall, a staircase, books and other readily available aids are not included.
See Use of Anatomy and Physiology.
Balance board, wobble board
Some training courses and teachers are using balance boards, but there are no written descriptions.
See Exercise Ball.
See Use of Mirrors.
Saddle and wooden horse
See Saddle Work.
‘“How will I know that I have changed?” – Changes in self-perception: The use of self-portraits in academic courses on the Alexander Technique’ by Pamela Payne Lewis; on using before and after self-portraits as part of teaching the Technique twelve times on music courses, including having students writing reflections on the difference between their own portraits.
‘“It’s too serious to be serious about”: Using stories to introduce the Alexander Technique’ by Sandra Niman and Dorothy Ormes; on using stories as an alternative way of introducing otherwise difficult principles of the Technique.
See also Storytelling.
‘The Alexander Technique and the TV/video media’ by Eugene Schlusser on the pros and cons of using video and what equipment to use.
See also Use of Mirrors, Use of Anatomy and Physiology.