But is there anything you can do to learn faster, or deeper? You may be looking for the Alexander Technique.
Alexander Technique teachers work one-to-one with you to bring about rapid and permanent change in how you "use yourself". You will learn skills you can apply at home and at work, at the very moment you most often hurt your back, not just when you're doing awareness exercises.
Research at the University of Southampton reports excellent short-term and long-term results for chronic back pain.
Alexander Technique teachers are "fellow travellers" who have been through all this themselves. Many of them have had back pain, and they can help your Back Pain Self Help project in numerous ways:
Lessons give you a wonderful sense of ease and relaxation that comes with being better organised and more aware of yourself. A teacher is expecting long-term beneficial effects such as:
With time and patience, you can learn to get these effects for yourself, and make them a part of who you are.
Every animal with a back-bone leads with its head, the body following. Watch a dog or cat: can you see "head leads, body follows" in action?
FM Alexander had a passion for horses and betting. He observed "head leads" while watching horses race. He won enough on one race to pay for his passage to the UK, and to put a bit by for his ageing mother in Sydney