The Alexander Technique provides a way of observing ourselves in the here and now and provides us with an experiential way of learning which is entirely practical.  You may be experiencing pain, such as back pain, neck tension, shoulder pain and RSI, and are seeking a solution to it, perhaps you have already had treatment, or you may be looking to improve your general wellbeing, performance skills or voice. You might even be seeking a calmer, more balanced approach to life in general.

Since being young children, we have developed harmful habits of posture and co-ordination and have not used our bodies as they are naturally designed to function. We aren't usually aware that we might be off-balance, indeed we may not necessarily be conscious of how we are, for instance, stiffening, tightening, shortening ourselves,  holding our breath and our stomach muscles, all of this affecting everything we do.

The Alexander Technique is an experiential technique which promotes improved poise by means to considering how our manner of use affects our functioning. The Technique helps an individual to begin to learn to experience what stopping means, develop an understanding of how we can consciously choose to be more expansive and at ease in our stature as well as direct ourselves into a sense of greater freedom to choose a different response, improving our health, wellbeing and overall outlook in life.

Not only is the Alexander Technique clinically proven to alleviate physical pain, it also helps with the following:

  • Poise and stature
  • Good posture
  • Balance and co-ordination skillsBreathing
  • Voice
  • Moving with greater fluidity, greater ease and more grace
  • Understanding the importance of head balance and how this relates to poise
  • Calming down of the nervous system and centredness
  • Expressing oneself with more confidence and greater clarity
  • Embracing the learning process by developing a more non-judgemental attitude towards oneself
  • Self-appreciation and self-confidence
  • Professional performance, including in the performing arts 
  • Sports performance

The Alexander Technique also helps to alleviate:

  • Digestion 
  • Circulation

If you are interested in learning more about the Alexander Technique, I am found at Alexander Technique Imperial Wharf on a regular basis and would be happy to speak with you. Alternatively, please feel free to contact me via the usual channels.


Stella is a fully insured and certified member of The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT).

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