The Alexander Technique is a way of re-learning how you move and use your body. The Alexander Technique not only improves posture but is also excellent for a wide-range of muscular-skeletal problems.
‘Stop doing the wrong thing and the right thing will do itself,’ wrote FM Alexander after he discovered, through a long process of detailed self-observation, the importance of maintaining a balanced, dynamic relationship between the head, neck and back.
Improve how you feel, move, perform and think! Join the growing number of people benefiting from lessons who:
~ move lightly and freely with less effort
~ are alert and focused with less tension or strain
~ are poised yet graceful, without stiffness
~ learn co-ordination and flexibility
~ have improved stamina, energy and efficiency
~ are balanced-relaxed-effective-confident
The Alexander Technique is used to alleviate or prevent pain
~ joint and muscle pain
~ breathing disorders, asthma
~ anxiety, tension
~ Parkinson’s Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, RSI
Who uses The Alexander Technique?
~ Anyone concerned with his or her quality of performance and movement
~ Those who sit before a computer for too long (is this you?)
~ Performers: musicians, singers, dancers, speakers, actors, film stars!
~ Students in schools and teachers
~ The elderly – who find their mobility and energy diminishing
~ Horse-riders and trainers
~ Athletes and people interested in keeping fit or enjoying a sport
~ Health & Well-being professionals
Is it suitable for me?
If you are curious about self-improvement, or sense a need to restore natural good movement, while discovering a new dimension in your life, Yes!
‘The skills you learn will last long after the lessons, even for the rest of your life.’
A course of 20-30 lessons can provide a good foundation for improved well-being and on-going self discovery.
Alexander Technique teachers are highly trained.
What happens in lessons?
Through explanation and guiding touch, you will re-discover poise, balance and ease within yourself. By working on simple everyday activities, such as sitting, standing and bending, you will learn your co-ordination works and where you create tension.
You will learn how to improve the way you use your body. This awareness will enable you to change long-standing habits and function more efficiently. You will also lie in a semi-supine position on a couch to release your limbs, realign and rejuvenate. Bliss!
An individual lesson is 50-55minutes, costs £38, depending on the number of lessons booked.
Most teaching is one-to-one, yet introductory workshops are occasionally available as are shared lessons.
Hilary teaches at The Ananda Clinic one Wednesday every month, please contact either Hilary direct or the Clinic for dates.