How does the Alexander Technique work?
The Alexander Technique (A.T.) helps to re-establish the natural relationship between the head, neck and back which, is the ‘core’ of the body. The head is pivotal to this… Have you considered how heavy it is – An adult head weighs roughly 4kg. Therefore if it is not balanced freely on top of your spine you will have to use a lot of muscular tension, particularly in the neck to hold it up. Un-balanced, it has the effect of pushing the head and neck down, which compresses the spine. It pulls us down and narrows us, constricts movement and creates tension throughout the body and poor posture. These bad postures place a lot of strain on our bodies and can cause discomfort. The problem also with muscular tension is that it can become a habit very quickly, it starts to feel the ‘norm’ and we don’t realise that it is happening.
The Alexander Technique will help you become more aware of how you think and how you move – Re-educating the body into good poise and good posture that is inherent in all of us and can be seen in small children. So from the first session you will be able to take away “tools” to use in your everyday life that will start to make a difference… Do get in touch if you would like to know more.