What is The Alexander Technique and why come to a lesson?
A lot of people ask 'What is The Alexander Technique'?
It is simply '... a way of learning how to bring more consciousness to the way you do things and to cooperate with your human design in movement. This results in more ease and freedom, reduced pain and tension in your life'.
Originally Mr F.M Alexander began teaching his technique back in early 20th century Melbourne then he migrated to England. His legacy still survives today all over the world. Today's approach of teaching this wonderful craft differs to Alexander's day, and the core principles he discovered form the launching pad that today's teachers use in lessons.
People of many different professions and lifestyles come to learn AT because they find it useful and easy to incorporate into their lives.
Alexander Technique is an alternative health modality that is quite different to other body therapies such as massage, acupuncture, yoga, Bowen and meditation. During a lesson a teacher will use their hands to expertly adjust your body into coordination that brings about more ease and muscular tone.
Who comes to learn?
People who need relief from chronic and acute pain
People recovering from Injury
Musicians needing help with posture or breathing
Actors and Actresses wanting better co-ordination or stage presence
Performing artists who need to improve balance
Office workers desiring help with desk posture
Tradesmen looking to create muscular ease in their job
School teachers wanting to handle stress in-situ
Yoga teachers looking to refine their practice
The young and elderly needing assistance and coaching in movement
Why do people come? Because it works!
You will embark on a journey of self discovery, an awareness of HOW you move through an activity and how you can change old habits of movement that are causing you pain and discomfort.
Alexander Technique is in a league of its own and is well worth experiencing it's positive results. Please see my 'Lessons' page for what to expect in a lesson.
F.M Alexander with pupil