What is Alexander technique
Alexander Technique is one of the most respected and best practices to improve posture and coordination, reducing chronic pain and improve general wellbeing. The student learns to avoid/stop harmful patterns of unnecessary muscle tension. This results in a more balanced and efficient approach which benefit all daily activities.
There are many reasons to attend classes. Many people come to the technique with chronic back pain, excessive stress, or RSI seeking long–term solutions to their problems. Others come because they want to improve their posture and coordination. Managers and presenters who speak before large groups often come to improve their speech, their overall presentation and ability to remain calm. Musicians, actors, dancers and athletes take lessons for a more balanced performance. Many people with desk jobs come to class in order to learn a better way to sit and work behind a computer with less stress. The technique offers as much insight into the the mind and body, as it has a positive impact on virtually all activities.
During class the (spoken) instructions from the teacher are combined with light touch. This allows the student to gain practical knowledge of both its own destructive habits plus a more accurate posture and improved movement coordination. It is typical for an Alexander Technique lesson that the student leaves with a very relaxed feeling, like a really good massage, and with a feeling of easier movement, as if the joints are lubricated, and a better understanding of the functioning of the whole body. With this unique combination of physical experience and intellectual knowledge, students can further continue independently its own ways of change. Private lessons offer the benefit of the most individual attention. The technique also offers group lessons, during which motion exercises and the individual quest are emphasized.