The Alexander Technique
WHAT IS THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE?
The Alexander Technique is a way of learning how to use your body more efficiently. It is rooted in health education, which is why we talk about teaching, lessons and pupils.
WHAT BENEFITS WILL I NOTICE?
As well as reducing muscular and joint pain, Alexander Technique lessons provide a range of benefits including improvements in breathing, voice, confidence, digestion, stress, natural poise and ease of movement. The technique can also aid recovery from injury and help those with conditions that affect movement such as ME (myalgic encephalopathy), arthritis and Parkinson’s disease.
HOW DO I LEARN THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE?
One-to-one lessons are the usual way of learning the Alexander Technique. This provides the best opportunity for individual needs to be met. A lesson lasts about 45 minutes.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A LESSON?
In a relaxed atmosphere you start to learn how to release habitually held tension and unwind. Teachers use their hands and voices to take pupils through everyday movements like standing, sitting, walking and bending. You wear your ordinary street or work clothes.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE LESSONS AND HOW MANY SHOULD I HAVE?
Start by having lessons as close together as you can manage, time and money permitting. At least once a week for the first few weeks. Then you choose how many lessons to have. As with learning a language or learning drive, your understanding will increase with every lesson
HOW MUCH DOES A LESSON COST?
The cost of a 45-minute lesson is £33. An introductory taster session of one hour is £25.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Learning the Alexander Technique can provide lifelong benefits. Because it is a commitment of your time and money, you will want to know if it is something for you. To find out more, you can book an individual introductory one-hour lesson, with no further commitment, for £25.