Roy Palmer MSTAT – Alexander Technique Teacher
What are the benefits of learning the Alexander technique?
“The Alexander Technique will benefit anyone whether they are an elite athlete or whether they just wish to live life without the aches and pains that many people suffer and accept as part of life.”
Greg Chappell, Cricket captain of Australia (1975-1977)
The are many benefits of learning The Alexander Technique – some not immediately obvious. The latest research, in relation to back pain, shows lessons deliver long-term results in reducing pain and discomfort – and many, including myself, find the pain never returns.
And it’s not just pain-relief where you might find benefit. Athletes, actors, musicians, dancers and business people all find lessons help to enhance performance.
But you don’t have to be a performer to gain from this remarkable, yet simple technique.
The first thing most pupils notice when starting Alexander lessons is they feel lighter and taller. This happens when habitual muscle tension is released. You may not be aware of it, but the majority of adults carry too much tension and as a result, pull their body’s out of out of shape.
Poise is something most of us have lost by the time we’re in our early twenties – for some, it’s even earlier!
Regain your poise and you will:-
- achieve an effortless, upright posture
- move more freely
- improve your balance and coordination
- breathe easier
- be more alert and focused
- improve your confidence
- feel taller and lighter
Many conditions can be improved by removing the excessive tension from your body. For example, breathing, circulation and digestion, all function better in a relaxed, poised body.