The Alexander Technique
What is the Alexander Technique?
The Alexander Technique is a subtle process of re-education. It teaches students to become aware of the way they use themselves i.e. think, move and feel in daily life.
You learn how to “undo” the movement patterns and habits that are harmful and how to replace these poor habits with improved patterns of movement. The result is a highly refined body awareness and re-education of inappropriate muscular tension creating ease and flexibility in the body.
In what ways can the Alexander Technique help me?
The Alexander Technique can help alleviate specific bodily pains including back, neck, shoulder, other limb pain or head aches. It is about addressing the causes rather than the symptoms of pain.
In addition, it can aid more general complaints such as lack of energy, low self esteem, excessive tension, anxiety and even depression.
It also aids people interested in promoting good health, youthful radiance and maintaining good health in later years. It is a wonderful performance enhancement tool for actors, singers, musicians, sports people or people seeking excellence in their career through excellent presentation and presence.
Benefits of The Alexander Technique:
- It is gentle
- It is non-invasive
- It re-aligns your body
- It is educational – it gives you tools to look after yourself
- It is holistic – it is about the whole body and your thinking
- It is an evidence-based practice – the scientific research is out there
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- Teachers have a three-year training at approved training schools
- Health Insurance is payable on lessons taught at this Practice
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What people are saying:
“The experience of what felt like “untangling” the muscles in my body released much tension, increased my height, increased my energy levels and put me more at peace with my environment. In addition it has removed my back pain I felt for many years, which doctors treated with drugs. IGeorge, Company Manager
“I have always placed a lot of stress on my system, both through work pressures and through demanding physical pursuits such as marathon running. The Alexander Technique is the only method I have found for prevention. I am no longer a helpless “patient” with a “condition” but an active participantGlenda, Scientific Administrator
“After 3 months of chronic back pain and trying every remedy short of surgery I was introduced to The Alexander Technique by Barbara. Initially highly skeptical my expectations were low. The results were extraordinary. Not only did the back pain quickly go but in a few short sessions I wasAndrew, Managing Director
“The Alexander Technique is the only thing that has relieved the shoulder and back pain that I had suffered from for a couple of years.”Mary, Musician
“My posture and walk have improved greatly. I no longer have back pain or shoulder and neck tension and I am feeling more self assured. The Alexander Technique is so simple but it changes how I approach everything in my daily life.”Anne, Lawyer