The Alexander Technique

with Philippa Morrell
Member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique

 

THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE IS A PRACTICAL WAY OF CHANGING HABITS WHICH MAY BE CAUSING YOU DISCOMFORT OR PAIN.


Emotional states are reflected in physical responses, so stress and anxiety can build up as muscular tension distorting the way we use our bodies.  Lack of body awareness leads to this misuse which, in turn, can result in a variety of musculoskeletal disorders: for example, bad back, stiff neck, frozen shoulder, stiff hips and knees.  Tensing and trying harder to do things increase physical and emotional tension, which in turn prevents the desired result.

The Alexander Technique: What is it?

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The Alexander Technique teaches you how not to end-gain, that is, how not to focus solely on external goals.  You need to forget about the goal but just continue to do those things that will help you achieve it: stay with the process.

How you do something becomes all important, whether it is working at the computer, driving a car or lifting a heavy weight.  Living in the present moment rather than racing ahead on auto-pilot is the key to breaking out of the ‘prison of habit’ as F.M. Alexander called it.

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DO YOU HAVE A BAD BACK, STIFF NECK, TIGHT SHOULDERS?

Philippa Morrell

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