It’s spring and allergies are in bloom right along with all the pretty flowers. Do you sneeze, or do your eyes get a little red?
Allergy season can be miserable for many of us, but for people with asthma, it can be a real nightmare.
Sloan Miller writes about how tension is part of her life as an asthmatic, and how the Alexander Technique has helped her release tension associated with asthma.
One aspect that may not be obvious to people who don’t have asthma is that panic is also a part of the cycle. Sloan found that her Alexander lesson was helpful to create “a completely relaxed and conscious state” for her.
Read Sloane’s article here.
Sloane found this benefit in her first lesson and decided to continue. As she said, “resting takes practice.” It’s not uncommon for people to notice significant changes after one or two lessons. Getting those changes to last typically requires a series of lessons. It’s like learning anything; if you practice it for some time, it starts to “stick.”
I found several other references to asthma and Alexander Technique. The health editor at eHow writes a very clear and concise description of the Technique. He or she goes on to say that while it is not a medical treatment, it is useful for some conditions, including asthma.
For myself and in working with students, I have noticed that the Technique is very quieting, and that calm state can be very helpful.
May you breathe free!