Alexander Technique for Posture, Balance and Mobility
Learning the Alexander Technique can improve your posture, balance and mobility
You’ll be able to move, breathe and live your daily life with less tension and effort. You may be recovering from an operation or injury, have a long-term health condition or you’re worried about falling over as you age
Maybe you want to be more active or take on a new job or hobbies, but you’re not sure about your balance and co-ordination, your energy levels or how you would manage.
Lessons in the Alexander Technique are an investment in your future capacity to remain mobile and active. They will help you to:
reduce stiffness or immobility
restore your natural breathing rhythm
minimise tension so your balance and co-ordination improves
develop a more reliable body awareness
improve your postural muscle tone
feel more confident, energetic and optimistic
In one-to-one Alexander lessons I’ll use sensitive hand contact and spoken guidance to help you learn to become aware of, and then gradually strip away, the habits of movement, tension and reaction that interfere with natural and healthy coordination. You’ll learn lifelong skills for self-care, which will help you prevent health and functional problems in later life.
Research into balance and fear of falling
A number of research studies have looked at the effect of learning the Alexander Technique (sometimes in a group setting) on balance and fear of falling.
The latest guidelines from the National Institute for Care and Excellence (NICE) recommend Alexander Technique to help with balance and movement if you have Parkinson’s disease.