What is it helpful for?
Because the Alexander Technique can be applied in any situation, it can help with a wide range of issues.
Health and mobility
Research suggests that learning the Alexander Technique can help with a number of health conditions, specifically it can reduce pain, help people with Parkinson’s, improve breathing and balance.
If you are getting older and want to stay as mobile as possible it can also help.
Managing daily life
You do not need to have a ‘condition’ to benefit from the Alexander Technique. It could be for you if you experience ongoing stress or if you have difficulties or discomfort in work, leisure activities, driving, playing music or exercise. It can help with managing stressful situations such as public speaking or a job interview.
Self-care and personal development
Alexander Technique offers a gentle yet effective way to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. People who have had Alexander lessons describe having greater self-acceptance, feeling more optimistic and noticing an improvement in their relationships.
If you simply want to reconnect with your physical self and explore the possibilities that being more embodied offers, the Alexander Technique may be for you.
Alexander Technique is often used by dancers, actors, singers, musicians, runners and horse riders to improve performance.
See here for further information on the ways the Alexander Technique can help.