Principles and Procedures of the Alexander Technique
– delivered via Zoom
Alexander Technique via Zoom
Below you can purchase an Alexander Technique session delivered via Zoom, the cost is €80.00.
Online Zoom Classes
"During a 60 minute class, the student will be introduced to principles and procedures of the Alexander Technique. The class will be customised to the student and will focus on how to apply the technique to their particular issues (e.g. poor posture; back pain; stress/anxiety etc). At the end of the class the student will have experienced the benefits of releasing unnecessary muscular tension and will have the know-how to do this at will."
"You translate everything whether physical, mental or spiritual into muscle tension" F.M. Alexander 1869 -1955
"There is no such thing as a right position but there is such thing as a right direction". F.M. Alexander 1869 -1955
"Choose to be quiet throughout your whole body with particular reference to the head and neck" Margaret Goldie 1905 -1997
Principles of the Alexander Technique
What goes on the mind affects the body, what goes on in the body affects the mind
Force of habit
We have developed habitual responses to stimuli some are helpful some are not.
End gaining and means whereby
We rush to achieve ends ignoring the process
Faulty sensory appreciation
Our kinaesthetic sense can be unreliable
If we "direct" ourselves consciously and skillfully we can move with grace and balance
Use affects function
How we use our body affects how well it works – or not
A pause wherein choice is available
The process of coordinating the head-spine relationship
A state in which postural coordination, breathing and balance are not interfered with
Finally and most importantly, another quote from the man himself:
"Be careful of the printed matter: you may not read it as it is written down" F.M. Alexander 1869-1955
- Whispered aaah
- Wall work
- In and out of chair
- Up on toes
- Hands on back of chair
An Alexander Technique Exercise
How your habits impact levels of muscle tension will become apparent to you and ways of dealing with unwanted habits will be explained. When Covid Restrictions permit you may be interested in having a hands-on lesson with an Alexander Technique teacher in your area.
Finally, allow your eyes to soften by engaging your peripheral vision or thinking of something that makes you smile with your eyes. The Alexander Technique teaches you how to improve your wellbeing by releasing unwanted tension from your body.