What is the Alexander Technique all about?
The Alexander Technique helps us to become more aware of ourselves; what we are doing with our bodies as we sit, stand, bend, walk, exercise or do any of our everyday activities. The body has a natural design, a natural balance and co-ordination of muscles and bones working together. Over time, we have learnt to interfere with this natural design, creating tension and imbalance, stress and pain. We don’t know that we’re doing this because it is very habitual and just happens automatically. The Technique teaches us how to stop this interference and to allow the whole musculoskeletal system to re-organise. This means better posture, less tension and discomfort, more freedom in our joints and an improved sense of wellbeing