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What is Alexander Technique and how can it help my body?


What is the Alexander Technique? The Alexander Technique is a simple and practical method of re-educating the mind and body to improve movement, balance and coordination.  

With the Alexander Technique you can be more

  • Poised, vitality and co-ordination improve
  • Move gracefully, with less effort
  • Be alert and focused, with less strain
  • Breath and speak easier

How do I learn? With a qualified teacher you will learn how to overcome patterns of misuse and tension (habits), which are interfering with poise and functioning - both physical and mental. Through observation and experimentation (starting with simple everyday movement such as sitting and walking) you will begin to learn how your co-ordination works, as well as what happens when you interfere with it.  In time and with practice you will be able to bring awareness and poise to anything.

Riding is a wonderful way of experiencing being 'in the moment' and is the most challenging activity requiring the whole body and mind to be engaged.  The effect of making a change is immediately reflected back to you.  The Alexander Technique will help you to manage and learn 'non doing' (stopping the unhelpful habits) within a very complicated activity.

Alexander Technique Teachers are qualified after 3 years of full time training under the Australian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (AuSTAT).

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Written by Elene Cabrera on 3 May 2010