Learning the Alexander Technique
Alexander Technique in Crouch End, Finsbury Park and Muswell Hill
Lessons in the Alexander Technique will teach you how to prevent the harmful patterns of tension which interfere with your natural poise and well-being. Most of us have accumulated such habits without realising it and often it is not until we start experiencing the unpleasant side effects (e.g. backache, RSI, anxiety, tension headaches) that we notice anything is wrong. Taking pain killers, having a massage or osteopathy may give temporary relief but rarely addresses the root cause of the problem.
Using simple, everyday activities like sitting, standing and walking you will learn how to use your thinking to help you move in a more efficient, less stressful way. In time you will be able to apply the Technique to more demanding activities such as sport, playing a musical instrument, or public speaking.
A good craftsman always respects his tools. Our 'self' is the tool that we bring to everything we do in life and obviously the better we use this tool, the better we can function at all levels: emotionally, physically and mentally.
The Alexander Technique aims
... before harmful habits
97% of people with back pain could benefit by learning the Alexander Technique - it is only a very small minority of back pain sufferers that require medical intervention such as surgery.
Jack Stern, spinal neurosurgeon