Famous People who use AT
Famous people who use the Alexander Technique include:
Madonna, Posh, Dame Judy Dench, William Hurt, John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Paul Newman, Dr. Andrew Weil, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, George Bernard Shaw and author Roald Dahl, Moshe Feldenkrais (Of Feldenkrais Method) and John Dewey, to name a few.
Patrick Maddams is the managing director for the Royal Academy of Music UK, and understands the importance of a healthy and pain free body in regards to remaining a creative force in music. “The Alexander Technique can be sustaining; it is something that if learned well, can be carried along with you for the rest of your life. It gives you confidence to be who you are when you are up in front of an audience”.
John Cleese: One of the famed members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, John Cleese, is a chronic back pain sufferer. Upon instituting the Alexander Technique for his pain management regimen, he comments, “Mr. Alexander has done a service to the subject [reflex and voluntary movement] by insistently treating each act as involving the whole integrated individual, the whole psycho-physical man. To take a step is an affair, not of this or that limb solely, but of the total neuromuscular activity of the moment, not least of the head and neck.”
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