The Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique is a method that was created to ultimately change the way we perform every day activities. The Alexander Technique puts forward the idea that changing the way we feel about thoughtless activities such as walking, sitting or even standing. As children, we had to learn to do these things using concentration and effort. In adulthood, however, we lose that sense of being present in our actions. The Alexander Technique aims to create a presence and an intellectual involvement in all areas of activity.
The body is one of the main carriers of tension and stress – that fact is undeniable. Tension and anxiety physically manifests itself in our bodies and causes discomfort and pain. By being able to control and recognise even the most simple of movements, you will be able to control and manage the way stress and tension manifests in your body through the Alexander Technique.
A few people are able to benefit from understanding and utilizing the Alexander Technique, a few of those ailments include:
- High blood pressure
- Parkinson’s disease
- Postural issues
- Trauma and emotional stress
- Physical exertion
- Anxiety and nervousness
Lessons in the Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique is essentially founded on unteaching you everything that you know. Simple tasks like sitting, eating, walking and even lying down will be shown to you in a completely different light. This change in perspective will require you attend multiple lessons if you want the effects to truly benefit your life.
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