It is a technique for life: a practical means for alleviating the stresses and strains of everyday life, and for optimising performance in skilled activity.
There are many far-reaching benefits of the Alexander Technique.
Improve general health and wellbeing (mental and/or physical)
Alleviate back pain, neck pain and other neuro-muscular and musculo-skeletal dysfunctions
Experience greater ease in pregnancy
Assist in recovery from injury, operation or illness
Work to your potential in any pursuit requiring skill and co-ordination – for example public speaking, presentations skills, music, drama, dancing, sports- and manage performance anxiety.
Change your relationship to chronic illnesses which affect the nervous system such as Parkinsons or ME
Work with hypermobility and joint issues
The Alexander Technique deepens mindful, embodied, self-awareness. Release from our habitual tensions re-awakens the senses, bringing us more fully into the present moment.
As we learn to re-inhabit our bodies, we notice our habitual reactivity and can prevent the tightening patterns which interfere with our natural balance and functioning.
By these means we can access greater confidence, strength and vitality in all areas of life, and release latent creativity.
For musicians, actors, public-speakers, dancers, singers and sportspersons, whether professional or amateur, the Alexander Technique offers a foundation for honing neuro-muscular skill, enabling a greater realisation of the performer’s own innate potential.
The website for The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique which is the oldest and largest professional body of teachers in the UK. I am a full teaching member of this Society.
A list of the research into Back Pain; Neck Pain; Pain (General); Osteoarthritis; Parkinsons; Postural Tone and Posture; Ergonomic Skills; Balance; Movement Co-ordination; Musical Performance; Wellbeing and Self-help; Older People
A useful overview of the Technique by the NHS
The British Medical Journal Back Pain Study into the Alexander Technique
Discover about how the Alexander Technique was developed many years ago in Australia…