Back Pain? RSI? Stress? Tension? Alexander Technique based approach to the pain & tension. Dr Yoshi Inada gives both individual & group classes in Central London (Bloomsbury) & West London (Hanwell).

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Who am I??   

Yoshi Inada MSTAT MD LRAM
I am a member of STAT (The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique). I started my career as medical doctor. Graduated at Tokyo Jikei University of Medicine. I did a junior doctor traning as a rehabilitation doctor in that University hospital. And in the middle of my training as a senior training neurologist at Kantoh Teishin Hospital, Tokyo, I realized that I wanted to concentrate on music and moved to London to study bassoon at the Royal Academy of Music where I encountered the Alexander technique. Trained with Peter & Ellie Ribeaux, I have been practicing in London for the last fifteen years. I have a wide range of experience in complementary therapies (e.g. Cranio-sacral therapy, Bowen technique) & martial arts (e.g.Judo,Tai-chi, Yoga). and am very keen to make the best use of these skills and knowledge through Alexander Technique approach. 

 

   I have given presentation to many hospitals and various places, such as, Sky TV, Charing Cross Hospital, St George's Hospital, Cannon Health Clubs, Harley Street Clinics, Bhavan (Indian music college), The Bridge Theatre training company, Escuela Municipal de Musica y Danze de Arona,(Teneriffe, Spain). Rio Tinto, STAT student network.
    Because of my background, I work intensively with pain sufferers & performing artists. I work with the Group of Japanese Theatre Actors in Tokyo twice a year.

I also teach Alexander Technique at Trinity College of Music (junior dept.), Redroof Film & Televison school & Kingston grammar school (music dept) in London.

Group Lesson for Pain Sufferers

I am starting three group classes both at Bloomsbury & my private practice in Acton. It is the Alexander Technique-based approach to understanding pain, and to expanding the possibilities of changing the condition. In one way, Alexander Technique is to learn how we do, feel & think, and seek better ways of using ourselves. The pain sufferers should be better state by learning how we feel the pain, and alternating the way we deal with the pain. 

I have a wide range of experience in complementary therapies---especially Cranio-sacral therapy & Bowen Technique. I have seen interesting effects from each disciplines. And through  questioning how it works & what is behind in these technique, I started to benefit much more. In this way of understanding the therapies, one can not only receiving treatments passively, but also improving one's condition spontaneously through learning the origin of these dicipline. So, I would like people learn more from therapies, rather than just lying down passively!


In the group class, I facilitate participants to learn more spontaneously about their own pain, and I introduce the ways of dealing with it through the Alexander Technique principals. Although one-to-one lesson is much more focused and effective, I find that for the beginners there are so much basic skills and knowledge one can learn through group setting, particularly for the pain sufferers. As some of the habits and reactions we have are very common, participants can also learn through observing other people, and exchange their experience.

I mainly work on psycho-physical (Body & Mind) aspect on the pain, although there can be more body orientated approach or more mind orientated approach depending on how the participants are.

Chronic pain & RSI especially seems very mixed up with these two elements. I often feel that these conditions often complicate us and make it more difficult to cure. So, I encourage people to simplify  and identify what they have, and to work out the best solution for it.

Having tried to explain what I do in the class, it is very difficult to say with words, I am sorry!! So, you are welcome and let's see how you feel!!

I am intending to provide the experience to the people with less financial strain. So, I set the fee low. But those who even cannot  afford to pay the fee I offer, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you are genuinely eager to learn, I will do my best. You should not be ashamed of being poor!! Each people have different situations in life!!

Here is one interesting article which is slightly academic, but explaining the possible cause of pain.  

Cortical Origin of Pathological Pain By A John Harris from 'The Lancet'    Vol354 Oct 1999
    Pain without accompanying tissue pathology poses a classic puzzle, presented in extreme form by phantom pain in a non-existent amputated limb. A clue to the origin of such pain is given by the recent discovery of a region of cortex active in response to incongruence between motor intention, awareness of movement, and visual feedback. Phantom-limb sensation, and repetitive strain injuries or focal hand dystonias in writers, musicians or keyboard operators, are accompanied by plastic changes in sensorimotor cortex and by pathological pain. Disorganised or inappropriate cortical representation of proprioception may falsely signal incongruence between motor intention and movement, which results in pathological pain in the same way that incongruence between vestibular and visual sensation results in motion sickness.