The Alexander Technique is an amazing learning tool for self-awareness, it allows you to take advantage of your fantastic body, which is especially designed to move with ease and freedom.
With this technique it is possible to learn to observe and understand how your body works, it will help you to avoid any extra tension that you create during your daily life activities unconsciously and by working in a specific way that you will learn during the lessons, you will find the natural balance for moving and living.
You will find out that by learning to improve how you use your body (in easy tasks such as standing, sitting, walking, etc) you will also learn to improve how to use your mind; reaching at the end a better understanding of yourself, physically and mentally. This deeper self awareness becomes a great tool that allows you to play an important role when recovering from injuries, improving your posture or learning new skills.
I will help you to find a new sense of well-being and at the end to be more relaxed and self confident.
Who was Alexander?
Frederik Matthias Alexander (1869-1955) actor and reciter, developed his technique through a process of self-examination with mirrors into his speaking habits, trying to determine the cause of his severe hoarseness after performing. One of his biggest findings was to prove how the head-neck-back relationship has a key role on our posture mechanism and tone regulation. He wrote many books but it is in The Use of the Self, in which he describes the evolution of the technique and how he could find a cure for himself.
How is an Alexander Technique lesson?
During the lessons we will use easy and known activities such as sitting, standing, walking, lying down in order to challenge your self-awareness. Through the contact of my hands and the sound of my voice I will support and give you feedback while guiding you to restore the natural balance between your head-neck-back and with your entire body.
This work will help you to improve your movement skills such as standing, sitting, walking, running, lifting, playing an instrument, hitting a ball, jumping, etc. You will become more aware of your body, feeling lighter, more coordinated in your movements, able to prevent bad posture; and allowing your breathing to become more conscious and free.
For whom is the Alexander Technique?
If you suffer from repetitive strain injuries, you want to become more in balance with your body-mind connection or want to improve the use of your body for any activity you perform (ex. playing an instrument, sports or doing any job).
Fees and lessons
The lesson lasts 45-50 minutes. Given this is a learning process, it needs practice and is advised to have between 15-20 lessons, on a weekly base. (First two introductory lessons are free of charge)
Fee: €50 per lesson. Payment method: bank transfer (Tikkie). Payment in advanced for 10 lessons 10% discount.