Alexander Technique aims to teach you to neutralise your habits of postural and mental stress. It’s what you stop doing rather than what you do that counts. Practitioners call it ‘non-doing’, with deliberate echoes of Zen.
Alexander Technique has been around for over 100 years. It has proved itself in many arenas. The medical establishment is increasingly referring patients to Alexander practitioners for a range of muscular-skeletal problems. Alexander Technique is integrated into the curriculum of many music colleges and dance and drama schools. But anyone who will benefit from greater relaxation and poise should take a look at Alexander Technique.
It is often said that it’s impossible to describe the experience of Alexander Technique. You have to try it to appreciate it. You can then experience the immediate impact and its potential transformative power. For me, it is one of the most powerful, efficient methods for engaging with deep-seated reaction patterns that underlie all behaviour and interaction.