"The Alexander Technique is a method that works to change (movement) habits in our everyday activities.
It is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support and co-ordination. The technique teaches the use of the appropriate amount of effort for a particular activity, giving you more energy for all your activities.
It is not a series of treatments or exercises, but rather a reeducation of the mind and body. The Alexander Technique is a method which helps a person discover a new balance in the body by releasing unnecessary tension. It can be applied to sitting, lying down, standing, walking, lifting, and other daily activities..."
(Taken from "Changing the Way You Work: The Alexander Technique")
The Alexander Technique contributes to our general wellbeing but it is especially recommended:
- If you have neck, shoulder or back pain.
- If you want to understand and improve your postural habits.
- If you need to improve your potential while playing a musical instrument or performing arts/sports.