The Alexander Technique
Any object that is in balance is light and easy to move. The same is true of the human body. The better physically balanced that we are, the more comfortable we are in sitting and standing, and the lighter and more easily we can walk. But how can we understand and improve the way we use ourselves and our own balance?
There is no need to do special exercises to explore these. It is possible to be aware of yourself when you are sitting in a chair, standing in a supermarket queue, or walking down the road. And this awareness of how we use our bodies in these ordinary, everyday activities is what is taught in Alexander lessons. They include the study of sitting in a chair, standing, walking, some work on breathing and a restful lying down exercise.
Many pupils have lessons to help relieve everyday aches and pains. And many others use it for help with their skill, for example, playing a musical instrument, singing or horse riding.
Most people need about ten half hour lessons, ideally taken over about six months, to learn to use the Technique for self-help. However, some will wish to take more sessions than this.
Trained in the early 1970s and a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, Christina Wilton taught in America for five years. She gives individual lessons and is also available to teach group classes.
Her charge for an individual lesson is £45.
Tel: 07759 773636