How can the Alexander Technique help you?

The Alexander Technique aims to help you take a fresh look at the way you think and move – in everyday activity as well as whilst performing particular skills which may be important to you.  It is a practical technique that involves you becoming more aware of your posture, movement and thinking in order to overcome unhelpful habits.  This is applied to all your activities – from sitting at a desk, walking and bending to pick something up; to playing the violin, running a marathon or performing on stage.

The Technique involves conscious awareness and this can make a huge difference to how you feel. Gradually your habits diminish and your normal condition changes so that even when you are not thinking about it, you are still better off.


  • Poise, vitality and improved co-ordination
  • Freer and lighter movement
  • Easier breathing and speaking
  • Stamina and strength
  • Relief from aches and pains


  • Alert and focused, with less strain
  • Balanced and relaxed, without stiffness
  • More confident and self-reliant
  • Calmer and more effective
  • Less tired and fatigued

    YOU CAN…

    • Think more clearly
    • Recover from injury and illness more quickly
    • Deal with stress better
    • Cope with chronic illness, disability & life change
    • Perform more easily and effectively

    Alexander Technique & Specific Conditions

    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:

    • Back, neck, shoulder and other muscular skeletal problems
    • RSI and performance strain
    • Migraines and headaches
    • Asthma, breathing and vocal disorders
    • Stress, depression and anxiety
    • Problems with co-ordination or movement
    • Rehabilitation after operations, injury or illness
    • Stress related conditions, such as IBS
    • High blood pressure
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Osteo-arthritis
    • Sciatica
    • ME/Chronic fatigue syndrome
    • Pregnancy related discomfort

    “We can throw away the habit of a lifetime in a few minutes if we use our brains”