What is Alexander Technique?
The Alexander Technique is designed to teach you to change long-standing habits that cause unnecessary tension in everything you do.
Whatever your age or ability, the Technique can help boost your performance in any activity and relieve pain, discomfort and stress caused by postural habits, like slouching or rounded shoulders.
Everyday things like tensing when the phone rings, rushing to pick up the children from school or worrying about deadlines lead to physical and mental strain. Over the years, this accumulates and can cause illness, injury or common aches and pains that may seem to come from nowhere.
Working with your teacher, you will learn to recognise your usual reactions to the stresses of life. You will find out how you have been contributing to your problems, how to prevent them and regain control.
Alexander Technique lessons stimulate your ability to learn simultaneously on different levels; physically, intellectually and emotionally.
You learn to recognise your harmful habits, how to stop and think, and to choose a better response.
Gradually you learn to apply your new understanding and skill in everyday activities and more complex ones, to bring awareness and poise into everything you do.
How Could It Help?
The Alexander Technique can helps with the following:
Back, neck and joint pain
Muscle tension and stiffness
Breathing and vocal problems
Anxiety and stress-related conditions
Many people use the Alexander Technique to:
- Improve performance and prevent injury in music, drama and sport
- Enhance business and presentation skills
- Develop ease and elegance in movement
- Support pregnancy and childbirth
- Improve balance, stability and coordination
How long is a lesson?
A lesson is for 60 minutes.
How many lessons will I need?
This really does depend on the individual, the amount of effort you put into practicing at home and in everyday life. Your teacher will be able to give you an indication on the number of lessons at the beginning.
What do I wear to a lesson?
We recommend that you wear comfortable unrestrictive clothing, trousers or leggings are ideal.