Learning the Alexander Technique brings about improved balance, poise, posture and co-ordination in everything we do. We can bring ourselves back into balance by changing unhelpful habits which cause back pain, tension, poor posture and breathing problems and in their place replace these with more beneficial habits.
The Alexander Technique teaches us to change long-existing habits which cause unnecessary tension in all that we do by encouraging us to learn how to stop and think and choosing a response which brings about more ease by engaging us to learn simultaneously on a physical, intellectual and emotional level.
BENEFITS OF THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
NECK TENSION and shoulder tension
Balance and co-ordination, including improved gait and fewer risks of falling in the elderly
Headaches and migraines;
Calming down of the nervous system;
Less tension and strain within the musculature;
Stress management: improved response to stress in demanding situations which benefit from developing a quality of calm and reasoned control;
Emotional resilience, self-esteem, self-worth;
Sense of Self; greater awareness of where we are, what we are doing.
Also useful in public speaking