What is the Alexander Technique?

The Alexander Technique teaches us to become more aware of how we use our bodies and how we react to the stresses and strains of everyday life. The American Educationalist and Philosopher John Dewey called it: "Thinking in Activity".

We spend our whole lives reacting to stimuli, evolving habitual and sometimes inappropriate ways of responding to them. The phone rings and we rush to answer it; the door bell rings and we go to it without knowing how we got there; we use the computer and are unaware of how we are sitting and moving in front of it. This can leave the body and the mind tired and tense and drained of energy.

By helping to change our habitual patterns of bodily misuse, the Alexander Technique teaches us how to use ourselves in a more efficient way in all our daily activities and leads to benefits such as stronger back, better posture and renewed energy. Through applying the Technique we learn to use the necessary amount of effort required for the task in hand, rather than "attacking" it unthinkingly.

During the lessons we gradually become more aware of our use and as our awareness increases, our balance, natural co-ordination and poise will improve and we can meet the demands made on us with confidence, in a consciously controlled way.


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