The Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique session

If you have aches, pains, stiffness, poor posture or shallow breathing, you could benefit by learning to use the Alexander Technique in your day to day life. It’s a holistic approach and is gentle, yet powerful. There’s more to it than meets the eye.

Head, Neck, Back

The Alexander Technique involves thinking about activity in an intelligent way. It shows how we ‘wear our head’. We look at the relationship between the head, neck and back. It is this relationship that organises balance. This helps reduce tension and gives us more control.

Causes, not just symptoms

We will work to discover the cause of your issues rather than just the symptoms. You will learn to build up new muscle memory to consistently overcome the old habits that are causing your issues. And you will find out how to make yourself more comfortable, balanced and strong, both physically and mentally. It’s both strengthening and relaxing, using thought and self awareness.

Back Pain Research

Research shows that the Alexander Technique improves chronic low back pain. And that the improvement after a course of lessons has long lasting effects.

Good Posture

If you want to improve your posture, studies show that the Alexander Technique leads to better posture, movement coordination and balance. The added benefit is that better posture may also help with pain.

Useful links

The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique

The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique in Education

Alexander Technique – back pain research

Constructive Teaching Centre – Teacher Training

Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s