The Alexander Technique helps you to identify and lose the harmful habits you have built up over a lifetime of stress. You learn to go about your daily life with a heightened awareness and overall sense of well-being. It is a holistic approach to mind-body use and works towards rediscovering the ease and freedom in movement, so noticeable in small children, that we tend to lose over time. The teacher guides you with a light touch of her hands and together you pinpoint tension areas and improve patterns of movement. Lessons leave one feeling lighter, freer, and more grounded.
F.M. Alexander (1869-1955) was an Australian actor who suffered from breathing problems and hoarseness whenever he performed. Failing to find any helpful medical treatment Alexander set out to solve the problem for himself. His observations and experiments led him to uncover excess tension in his neck which formed a habitual pattern of tension throughout his body. His significant recovery encouraged him to continue his research while training others in what became known as the Alexander Technique.
It is a technique used successfully by many professional actors, musicians and dancers and is highly praised by the medical profession.
“Mr. Alexander’s method lays hold of the individual as a whole, as a self-vitalizing agent. He reconditions and re-educates the reflex mechanisms and brings their habits into normal relation with the functioning of the organism as a whole. I regard this method as thoroughly scientific and educationally sound.”
- Professor George E. Coghill, award-winning anatomist and physiologist
“Alexander’s work is of first class importance and investigation by the medical profession is imperative.” - British Medical Journal