Learn how to prevent tension and develop ease within your self
You may be in pain such as back pain, neck tension, RSI etc and seeking a solution, perhaps after having had a variety of treatments, or you may be looking to improve your general wellbeing. The Alexander Technique helps you to identify what it is that you yourself are doing which is interfering with your ability to lead a pain-free life and, during the the process, to replace unhelpful habits with new, improved ones.
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Our postural habits can let us down, causing unnecessary muscular tension which often causes back pain, neck tension, shoulder pain, preventing you from performing your daily activities with greater ease and less tension. Perhaps you feel constantly tired and stressed? Perhaps you are shy and find speaking in public difficult? I can help you to restore movement and flexibility where once there was pain, stiffness, tiredness and tension.
We all have things we do habitually, without thinking, automatically, because we don’t really need to think about how we do them. These are unconsciously performed habits, or patterns of thought and movement, which we habitually undertake, such as how we talk, walk, stand, sit, brush our teeth, tie our shoe laces and so on. Alexander discovered that it is possible to learn how to carry out such activities in a fresh and improved manner without our habits coming into play, in other words we have a choice about how we do things. He discovered that the Primary Control of the head, neck and back relationship was instrumental in determining our co-ordination and movement. Improved Primary Control that is learned during lessons means that we move in a more balanced way, as nature intended us to use ourselves. We have the ability to move, speak and sing in different ways, but we must decide to move with greater awareness rather than always reverting to the established pattern or habit.
Lessons address your entire coordination: you will realise the value of thinking about your entire self. It is not a therapy, but an education, specifically a re-education of one’s understanding of movement and thinking. The idea is that you can gradually learn how to use the Technique to help yourself. And it can help you with any activity: driving your car, improving your performance at sports, your musical performance, and your business presentations and meetings in the office, if nothing else your overall health and wellbeing.