The Alexander Technique is an educational therapy which works to change habits in our everyday activities, enabling us to release unnecessary tension and discover a new balance and ease of movement.
It is a unique and very practical method of improving co-ordination, flexibility and choice.
The Technique works with people in a very integrated way – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Neither a relaxation nor treatment method, the Alexander Technique is something to learn initially with a teacher, developing a self-help tool for life. Many people use the Technique to address specific conditions, which are frequently a result of the increasing pressures of modern-day living. These include:
- Neck and back problems
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Posture and flexibility problems
- Tension and anxiety
- Breathing problems
- Stress-related conditions
- Co-ordination and movement problems
The Technique is often used to enhance rehabilitation after operations, injury or illness
Some people use the Alexander Technique in order to prevent problems later on or simply to enjoy a sense of well-being.
Others wish to improve a specific skill, such as playing a musical instrument or a sport.