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“I recommend the Alexander Technique as an extremely sophisticated form of rehabilitation… We already notice, with growing amazement, very striking improvements in such diverse things as high blood pressure, breathing, depth of sleep, overall cheerfulness and mental alertness, resilience against outside pressures, and in such a refined skill as playing a musical instrument.”
(Professor N. Tinbergen, Nobel Prize for Medicine, 1973)
What is it?
The Alexander Technique (named after its originator Frederick Matthias Alexander) is a unique yet practical self-care method which involves the mind as well as the body. Fundamentally, it’s about unlearning habits of unnecessary mind and body tension. As those deep tensions unravel, you can regain your natural poise, lightness and ease of moving and living. Learning the Technique empowers you to be more in control of your health and well-being and reveals how intimately the mind and body work as one.
With the Alexander Technique you can:
- alleviate stress and pain
- improve your posture
- enhance your performance
As the Alexander Technique is about re-education, it is a powerful self-help tool which can be used to alleviate acute conditions and to prevent re-occurrence. It offers lasting solutions.
In Alexander Technique sessions you learn to perform your daily activities (e.g. sitting, standing, bending, lifting, speaking etc) with more ease by learning to allow the right muscles to do the right job, thus preventing the unnecessary muscle tension and wear and tear which often lead to pain and discomfort.
Once you have learnt the basic principles of easy movement they can be applied to anything you do: sitting at the computer, driving a car, doing the housework or chopping the onions, or specialised activities such as playing a musical instrument, singing an opera aria, giving a business presentation, dancing, performing on stage or setting the next Olympic world record.
Most people usually discover that learning the Alexander Technique also makes them calmer, more mindful and more focused.