Tip 3. Dealing with sciatica
Tip 3. Develop sciatica self-regulation and resilience with Alexander Technique.
Alexander lessons can assist you to overcome sciatica.
Alexander Technique is teaching based on self-organisation and awareness. You will learn many new ways to think about your movement and take off pressure.
Studies have shown that Alexander Technique is very helpful for people with chronic back and chronic neck pain conditions.
Thinking about your movement gives you the opportunity to find many easier ways of doing things.
Self-regulation and resilience
Look at the table in the next column. It’s possible learn how to self-regulate. That means less drugs, less time in pain. Alexander teaches you to harness your body awareness. By having lessons with a properly qualified teacher, you can develop great body management skills.
The video below will give you an idea of what’s involved.
By learning specific information about your body, its movement and posture you can prevent movements that irritate the sciatic nerve and the other lower back structures that are involved in low back pain.
The illustration above shows a schema of how people learn the Alexander Technique. Self-regulation through awareness is the outcome. Your teacher will assist you to become aware of those patterns that are obstructing your body’s self-organisation. You will be encouraged to experiment with new thoughtful strategies. As you progress, you will begin to understand how you can develop ease throughout your daily movement. Finally, you will be able to choose how to move in life, within any activity, easily by allowing your body to self-organise in the most effective and efficient way.