Lessons in the Alexander Technique are lessons
in self-awareness: the first step in understanding how we cause
ourselves pain. It was the search for a cure for his own
sore throat and voice problems that led the 19th century actor
FM Alexander to create the technique. By relearning proper
body mechanics, you can relieve pain and begin to achieve your
full creative potential. Stress levels are also reduced.
So often unnecessary habits of muscular tension
are present which create obstacles to moving in an effortless
and dynamic way. We are often unaware that we have these muscular
tensions. As we recognise and prevent these unnecessary
tensions we learn to stand easily at our full height. This
leads to good posture, freedom of movement, easy breathing, confidence
and general well-being. An added bonus is that our back
pain, neck pain and general stiffness are relieved. It helps us
to feel calmer and think more clearly.