The Alexander Technique

Increase your awareness of how habits of posture, movement and thinking can contribute to problems, and learn how to change those habits…

You could benefit from Alexander technique if:

  • You are experiencing pain, especially back and neck pain
  • You experience a lot of tension
  • You want to maintain or improve your ability to move well as you grow older
  • You want to improve a skill such as:
    • Playing a musical instrument
    • Singing
    • Running
    • Public speaking
  • You have Parkinson’s disease

Increasing awareness of how habits of posture, movement and thinking can contribute to problems and learning to change those habits is the focus of the Alexander technique.

Lessons include learning to find the necessary quiet in mind and body to interrupt old habits and allow new choices to become available.  Once it becomes possible to respond from choice rather than from unrecognised habit we can begin to experiment with new ways of moving and responding.

 

It’s hard to change what you don’t notice

 

You ‘learn’ the Alexander technique in lessons.  The focus is on learning principles that you can apply in everyday life but we also look at specific actives if they are causing problems such as walking, working at a computer, vacuuming or playing a musical instrument.

You may like to take a look at the main website for Alexander Technique in the UK for more information.

You can also find details of research into the effectiveness of Alexander technique for specific conditions below:

Back pain

Neck pain

Parkinson’s Disease

And here is a link to all published research on Alexander technique


Bridget Barr

Qualified Alexander Technique Teacher, and Member of The Society for Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT).