Many people come to the Alexander Technique from a desire to relieve their pain, stress or discomfort, but there are countless other benefits arising from the increased awareness and re-education that the Technique involves.
By a process of stopping and thinking about how we are using ourselves and releasing tension throughout the whole muscular system, we can improve every mechanism in the body. The Technique can therefore make a huge difference to the way in which we perform in everyday, ordinary tasks, as well as in busy, stressful lives and in specialist activity, such as sports and creative performance.
As our overall condition improves, many specific symptoms start to disappear. Many people therefore come to the Alexander Technique to deal with specific conditions, such as :
Ability to cope with stress and recovery from illness
Creative performance, such as acting, singing and playing musical instruments
By learning to stop interfering with our natural functioning, the Alexander Technique can help everyone to live a more balanced and fulfilling life. It is a highly practical method for self-improvement and self-help. Anyone can benefit and the Technique has been learned and used by people from all walks of life.