The Alexander Technique is about rediscovering your own natural balance and co-ordination, both mental and physical. When we are children we do not interfere so much with our natural poise, we allow our bodies to move freely while we learn to discover how to move through exploration. As we grow older things can start to change as our conscious mind develops and our bodies start expressing what we are thinking and feeling more. Some of these expressions can lead to postural habits such as rounding of the shoulders or protruding hips which can put strain on the body and cause painful tension. In the Alexander Technique the emphasis is on looking at how you think in relation to how you move, stand, sit and interact with the world around you. It also looks at where you think certain bones, joints and muscles are in your body as having better knowledge of these will make movement easier.
A big part of the Alexander Technique is learning how to create space so you can choose how to react in any given situation; realising that we do have more time than we previously thought. Learning this new way of thinking by becoming more conscious and aware reduces tension which can lead to pain.
The Alexander Technique keeps you in the present moment where living and life take place, it helps you learn how to enjoy living and teaches you the beauty of acceptance.