Alexander Technique

What is the Alexander Technique?

The Alexander Technique is a method of re-education of the body and mind. It teaches balance and co-ordination through verbal instruction and the use of the practitioner’s hands. In daily life we place a high demand on our mind and body which results in over-contracted muscles and a distorted posture. Our aim is to become aware of the way we think and move in our everyday activities, and through this awareness, reduce or eliminate the causes of pain and tension.

Practising the Alexander Technique will help improve the use of the self. We sometimes accept our misuse as normal, not realising the extent to which we are contributing to our own physical discomfort and stress.

It brings a clarity to our thinking and gives us space to manage the stresses of daily life. The Alexander Technique has been taught for over a century and improves not only your breathing but also builds confidence as we re-align with our innate poise and movement. As the body transforms back to its natural posture, health and well-being are enhanced helping you discover a new balance by releasing all that is unnecessary.

How I can help

This technique can help with back pain, alignment, post-operative, recurring injury, and can also be of use in dealing with symptoms of Parkinson’s, MS, ME and nervous system distress or simply to improve posture.

The process begins with an initial consultation (either online or in person) to determine what is the best way forward for you, and how best to be of help.

The sessions will call attention to how you perform daily functions of sitting, standing and walking – for example, are you aware of how your feet meet the ground, or whether you collapse when seated?

My hands can guide you to find better neuromuscular ease as we work together. These changes can also allow the mind to become quieter and reduce our anxiety.

A minimum of five lessons is usually suggested to acquaint you with the essence of F. M. Alexander’s beneficial practice.

If you would like to find out more about how the Alexander Technique can help you, please contact me to discuss further.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about the Alexander Technique, please see this excellent video from the Alexander Technique Video YouTube channel: