The Alexander Technique helps people with physical, mental and emotional conditions resulting from ingrained habits. It is taught at music and drama colleges such as the Royal College of Music, RADA, LAMDA, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Juilliard School (NY).
The technique is used to prevent injury, address muscle tension and stiffness, help with poor posture, breathing and vocal problems, and anxiety and stress-related conditions. It can be beneficial in pregnancy and childbirth.
The Alexander Technique helps millions of people across the world to naturally overcome:
- Muscle tension and stiffness
- Back, neck and joint pain
- Poor posture
- Breathing and vocal problems
- Anxiety and stress-related conditions
People use the Technique to:
- Improve performance and prevent injury
- In music, drama and sport
- Enhance business and presentation skills
- Develop ease and elegance in movement
- Support pregnancy and childbirth
…or simply because they want to change conditions that stop them enjoying a happy healthy life.
How will the technique help me?
The technique works by helping you to identify and prevent the harmful postural habits that maybe the cause of stress and pain.
You will learn to release tension and rediscover balance of mind and body. Learning to use yourself better with poised natural body alignment will help improve overall functioning and well-being. Medical Research Council funded trial relating to lower back pain.
‘The Technique helps to align the head, neck and back muscles. The patients reported less pain and a better quality of life after taking up the technique and some said they were able to do things which previously had been difficult, such as walking normally, getting out and about and doing household jobs’. Daily Telegraph 20.8.2008
‘Sit up and take note of best way to beat back pain’ Daily Mail 20.9.2008