- Reduce or eliminate neck and back pain
- Effortless good posture
- Improving breathing and vocal problems
- Less muscle tension
- Reduced Stress
- Enhance business and presentation skills
- Personal development
- Supports Pregnancy
“97% of people with back pain could benefit by learning the Alexander Technique – it is only a very small minority of back pain sufferers that require medical intervention such as surgery.”
—Jack Stern, Spinal Neurosurgeon
Reduce or Eliminate Lower Back and Neck Pain
When people develop pain, they often seek quick remedies for immediate relief. These may be useful as one-off treatments but if the underlying causes, habits and ways of handling or carrying oneself remain unchanged, the problem is not dealt with and the discomfort is likely to return.
Learning the Alexander Technique can help you to become aware of and prevent harmful habits. This will reduce and may even eliminate pain.
It can enhance rehabilitation after operations, injury or illness and it can improve management of stress and pain, provide coping skills for chronic illness and disabilities.
Performing with Ease
We believe the Alexander Technique can be the pathway to freedom – freedom for your imagination, freedom for greater relaxation and focus and the freedom to move through the world with ease and joy.
Build confidence in your physicality as you learn to fine-tune your body and breath. Let go of patterns and old tensions that block your availability or undermine your sense of honesty. Ultimately this can help lead to performance with greater spontaneity and freedom of expression – an integral part of your actor’s toolbox.
The Alexander Technique is widely practised by performing artists. It is required at The Lir Academy Dublin, The Juilliard School NY, RADA London and more. Ralf Fiennes, Benedict Cumberbatch, the late Alan Rickman, Meryl Streep, Natalie Dormer, Judy Dench, Hugh Jackman are amongst the actors, musicians, poets and Nobel Laureates who have benefited from learning the Alexander Technique.
For your Self-Development
The Alexander Technique offers you a method for life-long learning. You can use it to develop self-awareness and self-reliance.
All aspects of a student’s psycho-physical unity, including emotions are welcome. As the skill in the work deepens, the teacher does less guiding with the hands and more to support the ongoing explorations of enhanced living.
Discover the freedom to think and move in a new way…
Support in Pregnancy and Parenting
Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood are exciting and challenging times. The Alexander Technique can give you wonderful support when you are adapting to your ever-changing shape and preparing for birth.
Learning how to do daily activities like bending, lifting, standing and walking with a relaxed mind and a relaxed body will help conserve your energies, keep you strong and pain-free and help you deal with the new demands on your body.
The speciality of the Alexander Technique is not only to give you skills you need in pregnancy and the sensations in labour, but also how to positively handle potential postpartum challenges of being a new mother, such as:
- Extended exhaustion after your baby is born
- Physical demands of breast-feeding
- Hormonal changes and associated physical complaints
- Loss of sleep
- Unexpected intense emotions
- Changing body image
- Caring for a growing baby like lifting, changing nappies, bathing, carrying
- Pushing a heavy stroller