What is the Alexander Technique?
Alexander Technique takes its name from a Tasmanian actor, F.M.Alexander (1869 - 1955), who, by solving his own vocal and breathing problems, made radical discoveries about human postural reflexes.
The right thing does itself. - F.M. Alexander -
Most people are unaware of the tensions that build up from their daily round of activities. Even in an ergonomically satisfactory environment, poor posture and set ways of working, (i.e. slumping over a computer etc), can bring about added strain and unwanted stress.
What does the Technique involve?
How can the Technique help me?
It can also improve confidence and resilience, showing how poise and composure can be maintained during times of duress, such as when performing in public or doing sports. Anyone of any age can benefit.
The following paper, published in the the British Medical Journal is about efficacy of Alexander Technique lessons to help relieve back pain, compared to excercise and massage. http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/337/aug19_2/a884
During a lesson, gentle manual and verbal guidance is given for simple acts, such as standing, sitting, breathing, lying down, walking and speaking, which are the basic activities that form the very basis of everyday existence.
The more you develop your awareness, the easier it becomes to unravel and avoid unnecessary tensions.
Finding out More
To find out more or to book a £15 introductory lession please contact: Hidemi Hatada
To book an appointment please contact Hidemi directly on 07905 301 645 or ring the Haelan Clinic during shop hours on 020 8340 1518. Please note that 24 hours notice is required for cancellations or a fee may be charged.