The Alexander Technique, in a nutshell, helps us do whatever we are doing in a more relaxed and efficient way, with less strain or excess tension.
As a result, many injuries, aches and pains can be prevented or reduced.
We all have our set of habits: the way we walk, sit, talk, run, do the dishes etc.
Those habits often do us more harm than good, because they involve us using our bodies in a harmful way. For example, needlessly tensing our shoulders, or necks, shortening our spine. However, they are habits and as such become part of us and feel completely natural. This is exactly where the Alexander Technique gets in.
Through lessons in the technique, the pupil increases its awareness (physical and mental) and attention to the way he handles himself, to his life habits. Those can be either postural, physical habits, or mental, thinking habits. Gradually, the pupil acquires the ability to change his habits and use his body in a more balanced and relaxed way.
The technique is more than a 100 years old, and is taught around the world, also as a mandatory course in acting, dance and music schools, e.g. Julliard, RADA.