The Alexander Technique is a practical method to help you identify and prevent harmful postural habits that may be the cause of stress and pain.
Somehow we never imagine that we are causing our backache, stress or excess tension. We are habitual beings who are often unaware of how we misuse our bodies.
Our bad habits make us slouch in chairs, sit too long and eventually we are not able to sit up straight without effort.
We may experience symptoms such as headache, stiff neck and shoulders, back pain and repetitive strain injury.
Young children have the alertness and poise that allows them to make perfect use of their body. They sit, stand and move gracefully without strain.
The co-ordination of the head-neck-back and the integration of our body as a whole is the basis of effective performances in all activities; allowing the the mechanism to work freely, as it is meant to do.
Too much stress and tension and lack of physical poise can effect out state of mind and ability to cope.