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Have you compared it to any other modern theories of posture or is this just the one you’re familiar with?

FWIW, Alexander Technique is standard in virtually every college-level acting program and classical voice program.

It really is the standard, with Feldenkrais at a kind of distant second.

Not sure how this relates to it being provenly effective for "correct" posture.

Unfortunately, the area of posture is very much like the area of nutrition -- very little scientific evidence, lots of wildly different competing theories.

In nutrition it's count your calories, no actually don't eat carbs, or avoid saturated fats, or animal fats are fine, just trust your instinct, instinct is what makes everyone fat, etc.

The world of posture seems awfully similar -- everybody thinks they know what good posture is (which is often overexaggerated and incorrect), but few people can really define it, and different coaches have wildly different definitions for it (tilt the pelvis forwards! no, never tilt the pelvis forwards!).

But at the end of the day, the people who most depend on their posture to make a living -- actors, singers, and dancers -- overwhelmingly use AT. So, scientifically proven? Not at all. But it seems to be the best we've got.

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