What a productive morning we had on Friday and what a great start to the course.  I have summarised some of the thoughts  shared at the beginning of the course and have divided  ideas into two sections: Reasons for practising Alexander Technique and Most important things to remember when practising Alexander Technique.

 

Reasons for practising Alexander Technique

Keep Healthy and Upright for longer

Learn how to deal with problems/ difficult situations in a more positive way so you don’t punish you body  with excess tension

Learn how emotion affects your body in terms of tension restricting movement

Learn to move in the way our bodies are designed to move, with thought and develop awareness

Reeducate muscles to adjust to optimum length ( Muscles  both contract and  get stretched as a result of poor habits we’ve developed over a lifetime)

Develop observational skills, and learn from others.

 Most important things to remember when practising Alexander Technique

Stop,  give yourself time, develop trust , be patient

Love yourself

Incorporate your learning into your daily Practice

Make time for active Rest every day to realign the spine

Be open to change: question your mindset and childhood beliefs

Tone, not tension enables improved function

Stop trying! Take the effort out of daily activities