Alexander Technique At Home
Using the Alexander Technique (AT) in your everyday life
The great thing about it is you don’t have to put specific time aside for the Alexander Technique. It’s not a discreet activity which you do every week between 3 & 4 pm on a Tuesday.
Whether you’re loading the dishwasher, pegging out the washing, digging in the garden or walking the dog, the Alexander Technique is there working alongside you in those everyday jobs.
It’s educational. That’s why we AT teachers call them ‘lessons’. Although it has a great side effect of having a therapeutic effect, in that people feel lighter and movement feels easier, after a lesson, the main name of the game is to empower people to be able to look after themselves.
I have worked with people all different walks of life with vastly different interests and hobbies. For example, singing, playing a musical instrument, dancing, gardening, the martial art of Kendo, cycling, yoga, skiing, bird watching (holding binoculars without getting a sore neck) lifting up a heavy toddler, to name but a few.
AT can make household chores such as cleaning, vacuuming and washing more interesting too!
I find now in my 50’s, I can do more heavy, physical work than I could in my 30’s, which is a direct result of having learned the Alexander Technique.