What is involved in an Alexander Technique lesson?
Lessons begin with you lying on a table. As you relax, Barbara helps you to gently and systematically release tension from your body. You then move to sitting on a stool and Barbara teaches you how to align your head, neck and spine in a way that allows these to move as one unit. You will then stand and continue working in the same way, i.e. thinking about the alignment of your head, neck and spin as one unit, as you stand and walk. From there, your lesson will develop into personalised work specific to your needs.
Do I need to wear any specific clothing?
Choose comfortable loose clothing
How often should I take lessons and for how long?
It is recommended that you have a weekly lesson. This is optimum for maintaining the continuity of the learning process. It is also more economic for you as you will achieve your goals more quickly. Once you have achieved your goals, you may choose to have a lesson once a month, or as often as you choose, in order to achieve maximum health care. Think of it as a tune-up – you service your car regularly, how often do you allow yourself the same care?
What people are saying:
“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
“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
“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
“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