“it ain’t what you do – it’s the way that you do it” *
The Alexander Technique will improve posture and movement which are the underlying causes of much back and neck pain, Repetitive Strain Injuries and other musculo-skeletal problems. There is now research evidence that the Alexander Technique reduces chronic low back pain, neck pain and helps with the problems of Parkinson’s. See the research.
Many of our problems are caused by the unhelpful routines and habits that we have unconsciously fallen into.
Becoming more physically aware gives us more control of ourselves. We have choice; we aren’t the victims of our unconscious habit patterns. We are more grounded; our awareness is broadened.
For example, it is not easy to be aware of something as ordinary as how we sit. There are hundreds of different ways to sit. But until we are aware of how we do this, we can’t decide if it is satisfactory, or if there is a better way.
It is not easy to change old patterns. If it were, we would all be perfect most of the time! The Alexander Technique is a set of skills anyone can learn which will give us greater self-control through awareness and choice and help us feel better mentally and physically.
Better posture and coordination will enhance performance in the arts, sport and daily life. Alexander Technique has long been included in many music colleges.
Good posture and graceful movement are more attractive and youthful as well as healthier. The more motivation – the better!
I am a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique which is the lead professional body in the UK. All teachers have completed a three year, full time training course approved by the Society or one of the other professional bodies, hold professional indemnity insurance, and adhere to the Society’s Code of Professional Conduct. The Alexander Technique has been in continuous practice since the 1890’s. For more information see www.stat.org.uk
“You have done wonders with my husband. I have been nagging him for years to sit up straight, but with zero results. After just a few lessons with you, he seemed to be able to.”