The Alexander Technique is a mind and body skill that can be learnt and applied in a practical way in all areas of your life, allowing you balance, coordination and ease of movement.
It will teach you to identify and prevent the excessive muscular tension that accumulates over the years and causes shortening and contraction in your body that in turn may cause pain.
Being human and standing upright, we have to negotiate our heavy heads in balance on top of our spines in a variety of complex ways, leading to some muscles being overused while others are underused. Patterns of misuse causing an imbalance in the body often result in pain, particularly in the back and neck. Pulling down also compromises your breathing. Why not just take a moment to notice if you are slouched in the chair or in front of computer, when reading this? If you are what has happened to your ribcage and diaphragm? Well, this is just one an example of how you can restrict your breathing leading to inefficient use of your whole system.
Unfortunately muscular tension caused by habitual misuse slips below the conscious level of awareness and so we feel comfortable when slumped in front of the computer or using the same shoulder on which to carry a heavy bag. By re-learning how to use your body in everyday activities such as sitting, standing, walking and carrying while applying the principles of the Alexander Technique, you will be able to consciously control your physical and mental responses in all activities and areas of life.
My 3 Rs are:
Recognise muscular tension
Re-educate your body and mind