Benefits of additional Alexander Technique lessons
One to one Alexander Technique lessons will help you rediscover your natural poise. We work on preventing unnecessary tension, in activity and in rest.
Alexander Technique lessons out of the water can be very useful for people with any kind of difficulty in it. Swimming problems almost always go back to balance and breathing. We help you become more at home in water by discovering what’s going wrong with the coordination of your head, neck and back and helping you prevent this.
Unnecessary tension which hinders your natural poise can easily be identified on dry land, as we listen to the birds singing in the garden and carry out simple everyday activities. It’s helpful to see that the patterns of tension which we can observe in water are actually also happening on dry land, especially for people with fear of water. In AT lessons we can make necessary changes, for example, to stop tightening your neck, without being in the water.
More about AT
We’re always doing something. But as we move around, sit, stand, communicate and use our hands, we don’t think about how we’re coordinating our bodies; it just feels normal, and right.
If in these everyday acts we’re compressing our spines, restricting our joints and hindering our breathing, we’re asking for trouble; squeezing the life out of ourselves.
When we become aware of this and start to apply the Alexander Technique, life gradually becomes easier. Freedom - of choice and of movement - is available, whatever our circumstances. Greater poise brings confidence. We have the means to take responsibility for our own health and well being.
The Alexander Technique isn’t a therapy but you can expect to feel a sense of improved well-being after each lesson, through changes in breathing and movement patterns and a better connection with your back.