For a really comprehensive website about the Alexander Technique, go to the website www.alexandertechnique.com of Robert Rickover, the distinguished American teacher. This will tell you everything you could possibly want to know.
For more information about Alexander Technique in general, please go to www.alexandertechnique.com This site is really comprehensive.
A lot of people complain that the quality of their sleep is not what they would like. There are so many factors that affect your sleep. Think about the following:
Location of your bedroom
Clutter and tidiness
Electronic items don't help
Blocking out the light
Size and number of pillows
Weight and warmth from duvet or other bedding
Size of bed
Do you lie on your back, side or front?
Is the pillow height good for whichever you choose?
What did you eat or drink before going to bed?
How many hours sleep do you need?
What do you do when the alarm goes off?
What do you do if you cannot sleep?
Find out the answers and much more from your Alexander Technique lessons!
Whatk happens during the Covid crisis?
Alexander Technique is a hands on activity and clients learn through sensory means. With a mask, I am allowed to work on the lower half of the body but not in the head and neck area. I thought this would eliminate the possibility of working with anyone but because a couple of my clients have been so keen to continue lessons, I have devised ways to work with them while adhering to the rules.
If you are in a lot of pain, you will gain something from these cautious lessons but it will not be the full experience. It is better than nothing but do be prepared to return when we are allowed to work normally again.
March 21st 2020
Owing to the coronavirus, all Alexander lessons have been put on hold.
It would be possible to have a different sort of lesson on Skype. As this is without the use of the hands, it doesn't qualify as a lesson in Alexander Technique but if anyone has a lot of back pain while we are all self-isolating, it could be better than nothing. Send an email if you would like to try. If you find it ineffective, I will not charge.
At what age do children begin to misuse themselves? I visited a Primary school recently, where not unusually, in the Reception class, only six children could sit well cross-legged on the floor. All the others and all of the children in the higher classes had collapsed spines, both while sitting on the floor and when sitting on the chairs. The latter is not surprising, since furniture is designed to be cheap rather than to support the children's backs.
While taking master classes in the USA recently, the teenagers and younger children who were taking part were incredibly stiff, many of them unable to bend their knees or to move at all while playing their instruments.
If parents began to notice what was happening they would be up in arms and everyone would want the Alexander Technique.
There are so many options now:
15 minute Postural assessment £10
Gift vouchers for Xmas £35 each
For a course of 1-1 lessons beginning in January, 6 lessons for the price of 5 (£175)
Gift voucher for 30 mins. massage and 30 mins Alexander Technique £50
Group lessons (max 4):
What is the Alexander Technique?
Improve your posture
Improve your eating habits
See Lessons & Workshops page
Discovery Club for children (max 6)
£10 per visit
Yesterday I went to the Open Day at Mayday Hospital in Croydon and visited the orthopaedic and trauma department, where a young doctor presented a slideshow of three cases of broken bones. Afterwards, during the questions, one lady asked about posture. Most of the information that the doctor gave her was good but he told her to keep her chin up! If she does this, she is most likely to contract the back of her neck and thereby compress the vertebrae in her neck, an effect which is likely to radiate down her spine to her lower back. I wish the medical profession would make good use of the Alexander Technique profession!
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