Who Can Benefit
The Alexander Technique can help people learn to relieve chronic pain by developing more effective responses to common daily activities such as sitting, standing and walking. A series of lessons help the student to identify habits of moving that may be contributing to their pain.
Often people with back, neck and/or shoulder and/or joint pain have habits of unconsciously tightening in those areas as part of everyday movement. Lack of ease in movement requires excess effort and tension. This can lead to a cycle of recurring pain.
People who have postural issues find the Technique gives them insight to the impact of the head-neck-back relationship. The way we “hold” ourselves inadvertently leads to collapsing and slumping.
The Alexander Technique helps people with:
– Back, neck, shoulder, joint pain
– Muscle tension and stiffness
– Postural concerns
– Anxiety, stress-related conditions
People take lessons to relieve pain, to improve posture, to develop self-awareness or simply to enjoy the lightness and freedom of movement and poise they achieve.