The Alexander Technique teaches the skilful "use of ones self" (body and mind). It shows us how to become better coordinated and balanced; how to move with greater ease; breath properly; and deal with day to day stresses with more thoughtfulness and awareness.
Developed over one hundred years ago by FM Alexander (1869-1955), the Alexander Technique allows us to change unhelpful neuromuscular habits and patterns of behaviour which result in pain, tension, poor posture, anxiety, depression and lack of vitality.
People choose to have lessons for a variety of reasons:
To improve performance, manage stage fright and prevent injury in music, drama and sport
To enhance business and presentation skills
To help deal with pain, injury, illness or stress
As rehabilitation after surgery
To gain greater awareness and poise in day to day life
To develop coping skills in order to deal with chronic illness and/or life difficulties
By learning to stop interfering with our natural functioning, the Alexander Technique can help anyone to live a more balanced and fulfilling life. It is a highly practical method for self-improvement and self-help. Anyone can benefit and the Technique has been learned and used by people from all walks of life.
The Technique is all about learning a new experience. It is taught through gentle hands-on guidance and discussion to help you find ease and balance within yourself, whilst performing simple movements and everyday activities such as sitting, standing, walking or bending. Part of the lesson usually also includes you lying down in the classic Alexander Technique semi-supine position, which allows maximum support and relief for the back. More about lessons >>
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