As a curiously
well-kept secret, taking lessons in the Alexander Technique enables us to
become more conscious and aware of the way we use our bodies.
By changing the way
that we think, the Technique can help us change the way that we hold
ourselves, move and carry out everyday activities. This can, over time,
improve posture and make movement, including breathing, freer and easier.
This thinking can be
applied to the performance of all activities, including music and sport. The
Technique has been taught in performing arts and music colleges for many
Those that have taught
and learned the Technique have been aware of its health benefits for a long
time. Recent clinical trials have confirmed that it can be effective in the
management of chronic lower back and neck pain.
I qualified as a teacher of the Alexander
Technique in early 2017, but I have been aware of the technique for many
years, mainly through my interest in singing. Although the Technique is
gentle, with its non-invasive touch and its straightforward instructions, I
have found it to be a powerful tool for change.