WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LEARNING THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE?
If you ask most people what they think The Alexander Technique is about, most will say "posture". Whilst this is not really the intention, there is no doubt that learning the technique does improve the way you carry yourself.
By learning to release unnecessary tensions that are pulling you down, and becoming more aware of your body, you can improve your general alignment and balance. This leads to a more upright, confident posture that people will notice.
Whether you spend long hours at a desk, suffer from chronic back pain, or simply want to improve your posture, the Alexander Technique can help you achieve your goals. With regular practice you will develop and maintain a posture that not only looks good but also reduces the risk of injury and discomfort. Say goodbye to slouching and embrace the benefits of improved posture with the Alexander Technique.
The Alexander Technique has been widely used by performance artists (actors, dancers, singers, musicians) since its inception over 100 years ago. The originator, FM Alexander was an actor who needed to find out why he kept losing his voice. The Alexander Technique is taught in virtually all performing arts schools in the UK, and many schools abroad. Performers can learn how to obtain that all elusive "stage presence" and how to truly take command of the stage and the audience. The Alexander Technique is also extremely popular with musicians, who report greater harmony with their instrument, whilst experiencing less discomfort whilst playing. With vocalists the voice gains greater power, clarity and range. Famous performers who advocate the Alexander Technique include Yehudi Menuhin, John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis and Sir Paul McCartney.
When taking part in a sport or an active pastime, it is important to use yourself to your full potential while minimising the risk of injury. The increased stature and expansion that Alexander Technique Lessons can give you means that you can find that little bit extra when it counts the most. The Technique can really help you get into "The Zone". Noteworthy sportspeople who advocate the Alexander Technique include Daley Thompson, John McEnroe and Matthew Pinsent.