Is the Alexander Technique about posture?

The Alexander Technique’s about posture isn’t it?

 
Well, not really! 
 
It’s true that changes in posture do come about as a result of using the Technique and this photo of fellow Alexander teacher Refia Sacks, out and about in South Africa, illustrates that a nice easy poise is one of the benefits of learning to use use our bodies more freely and effectively in our everyday activities. 
 
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In AT lessons, we learn how to move around and use our bodies in a coordinated way without tension and it is the quality of our body-use that is all important.
For a fun and very informal view of how learning the Technique can help us to think about our bodies, you might like to watch this video produced by teacher trainee students at the Cumbria Alexander Training Course:
Just don’t expect your lessons to be anything like this though!
If you would like to discover more and want to try the Technique out, introductory Alexander lessons with Hilary are available on a regular basis.
Taster Workshop on Saturday 28 January – FULL
As this is for a Small Group, it is essential to enrol in advance.
You are welcome to phone for further info:
020 7254 9206

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