ABOUT THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
Do you feel tense at the end of the day with neck, back or shoulder pain? Keep getting the same sports injury? Do you wake up stiff? Are these recurrent problems? We all have habits around the way we stand, sit, walk or even work out. Some of these postural habits are less than ideal and cause strain and tension in our bodies. The problem with muscular tension is that very quickly, it starts to feel the “norm”, we don’t realise that it is happening and it causes us discomfort. The Alexander Technique can help…
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 (8.81lbs). Therefore if it is not balanced freely on top of your spine you will have to use much muscular tension, particularly in the neck to hold it up. Unbalanced, 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 but when it is balanced, you get a lengthening up and opening out of the body, lightness and far more freedom of movement.
Change your posture and improve your health. When you look good, you feel good!
MEMBER OF STAT (SOCIETY OF TEACHERS OF THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE)
Jane trained as an Alexander Technique (AT) practitioner at the Brighton Alexander Technique college in 2005. She was inspired to complete the 3-year training course when AT gave her long-lasting relief for the chronic neck and shoulder pain that was making work unbearable.
The Alexander Technique is a gentle, beneficial treatment for changing postural habits and is suitable for teenagers through to the elderly. It complements other disciplines and treatments. Both 1-2-1 and group classes are available.
You can find out more about the Alexander Technique from Jane’s website. Click here for details: www.greatposture.co.uk or call Jane on 07775 618 822