Alexander Technique Lessons in Somerset
Alexander Technique lessons can help you to improve performance in activities such as riding, music, sport and dance, and indeed all our activities from washing the car to sitting at a computer. Poise and ease of movement affect the outcome of everything we do, and many health problems arise from poor use of ourselves. And so we have to question whether we just get a bad back, RSI, bad posture, and other modern ailments, or whether they arise because of what we are doing to ourselves.
We marvel at the grace and beauty of movement of a young child, but most people in the developed world lose this long before they reach adulthood.
If you watch a galloping horse or a playful child you will see a sense of connectedness – that’s what most of us have lost, and that’s what the Alexander Technique teacher can help us to rediscover.
How well are you sitting at your computer as you read this? Could this be a cause of back pain? Improving the way we carry out everyday tasks is what the Alexander Technique is all about!
The Alexander Technique can bring about remarkable, and often surprising results. If you’d like to know more about us use the About Us link, or click the More Information button at the top of the Page
Alexander Technique Lessons
The Alexander technique is taught through a series of one to one lessons with a teacher. In this way the individual needs of the pupil can be addressed – harmful habits are identified, and ‘unlearned’, leading to a more natural use of the self. Its a gradual process of change that is mostly enjoyable, occasionally difficult (habits are sometimes difficult to let go of), but ultimately very rewarding. It isn’t a therapy, and as teachers we are not ‘Alexander Therapists’. We don’t offer a treatment, and we don’t call our pupils ‘patients’. The relationship is more akin to that of a music teacher and pupil, although we are of course dealing with personal habits.
History of the Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique was discovered in the late nineteenth century by F M Alexander, an Australian actor who lost his voice and found a way to change the way we function.
Alexander lost his voice whilst performing, and no one could tell him why. He reasoned that rather than there being a physiological problem there must me something wrong with the way he used his voice, and over the course of many years he managed to work out what he was doing wrong. The great thing about the Alexander Technique is that it doesn’t just apply to voice – many of our ailments are caused by ‘poor use’ and if we can learn to improve the way we use ourselves, we function better, leading to am improvement in health and performance
The area covered by our practice includes Bridgewater, Bridport, Bristol, Bruton, Castle Cary, Chard, Crewkerne, Dorset, England, Glastonbury, Ilminster, Langport, Sherbourne, Somerset, Somerton, Street, Taunton, UK, Wincanton, Yeovil, South Petherton and most villages and towns in South Somerset UK. Our Alexander Technique lessons are taught one to one – we do not teach groups or classes. See also Craniosacral Healing in Glastonbury