Why the Alexander Technique?

By Mark Claireaux


Alexander Technique is so much more than just a way to learn good posture, it can help reduce stress too.

How do you go about life? Does it get you down? Many of us add to our woes without realising it, we become out of touch with ourselves.

Stress or anxiety usually manifests itself in our muscles. Tension patterns can become habitual and the brain registers this as normal and so can go unnoticed for some time. However this can build up particularly in our neck and shoulders affecting blood flow, possibly leading to headaches or migraines and other symptoms associated with stress. Does this sound familiar?


Take control of the way you react to stressful situations...

The Alexander Technique helps us to become more aware of our reactions to situations, we are then able to minimise these negative reactions enabling us to respond better in such situations alleviating that 'Stressed' feeling.

Professor Nicholas Tinbergen, Nobel Prize winner for medicine and physiology stated in his acceptance speech that The Alexander Technique can improve such things as depth of sleep, overall cheerfulness, mental alertness and resilience against outside pressures.

There is nothing physically aggressive about the work. On the contrary, it is a process of allowing the pupil to release tension and interfering habits, at a pace that suits the individual. Comfortable clothes that you are happy to lie down in are advised.