The benefits of the Alexander Technique span a wide range, and people come for various reasons. Whatever the reasons that initially bring you to the Alexander Technique, learning to use yourself in the best possible way, in whatever circumstance, is an invaluable tool. It is an investment in yourself, a true skill for life!
People use the Alexander Technique to:
- Improve performance: Actors, singers, dancers, musicians, athletes and presenters value the Alexander Technique as part of developing and improving their skills and for dealing with performance anxiety.
- Help with breathing and the use of the voice.
- Increase balance, coordination and poise and get better posture.
- Find more freedom and ease in movement.
- Relieve back, neck and joint pain and a number of conditions like RSI, Parkinson’s, osteoarthritis and sciatica.
- Cope better with stress.
- Support pregnancy and childbirth.
- Enhance general well-being.
- Develop an embodied mindfulness.
There are also many good reasons to introduce the Alexander Technique to children and teenagers. Young people today are experiencing more and more backache, discomfort, stress and anxiety. Whereas formal education is often geared towards goal-setting and exams, Alexander lessons help young people to take a step back, find resources within themselves, and stay in touch with their well-being. I hope that the Alexander Technique will one day be easily accessible to all young people.
Watch the video below to see some lovely testimonials of teachers and students talking about the benefits of Alexander in Education.