Healthy posture is mostly about how we use ourselves. Environmental factors are of less importance, in a good surrounding we can be misusing ourselves and in a bad surrounding we can learn to take in the space and time we need. The latter is what you can train with Alexander Technique. You learn to restore the natural balance and coordination of your body.
In the lessons you will train your sensibility for the organisation of your body. You will receive instructions and support to let go of superfluous tensions and start giving your body directions to improve ease and stability. The way you use your body mirrors the way you feel. Alexander Technique offers an anatomical approach to influence this balance positively.
BENEFITS AT THE OFFICE
At the computer, in the car or in any other activity, Alexander Technique has proven to be an effective method to prevent pain and other complaints. But the power of the principles reaches further than that. It also prevents stress and burnout and helps with presenting yourself or your ideas. It also improves your overall presence, in life and in social interactions like those at work.
BACK PAIN AND RSI
We often notice suboptimal or downright bad use of the body only when we start dealing with it’s consequences. For instance when we have back pain or RSI that restrains our functioning. If such complaints become reoccurring or durable, it’s necessary to look at the way you use your body. With Alexander Technique you develop insight and sensitivity for this. Rather than getting exercises, you will train the observation of your body. This will enable you to leave behind bad postural habits and replace them by a natural and easy use. Chronic pain can decrease and eventually stop completely. Several studies have shown positive effects of the Alexander Technique for people dealing with back pain.
EXAMPLES OF STUDENTS OF THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
Everyone who wants to experience more ease in his or her body, should take classes in Alexander Technique. These are just a few examples of how this method is extraordinarily valuable to specific professions.