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Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique therapy is a way of realising the causes of persisant problems, such as stress, back and muscular pain, and breathing problems. It is taught by a qualified teacher and requires active participation in self-awareness. As we build up conscious and unconscious habits we learn to become aware of what we do and therefore can make changes accordingly. A session usually takes half to one hour. The session will involve you moving around gently, it is not a strenuous activity. The teacher will guide you through a number of movements and positions, such as walking, standing and bending. As you progress you will discover how your body works, for example, how you create tension and how your co-ordination works. This will enable you to introduce new habits and release old negative ones that are the underlying causes of your problems. The aim of the Alexander Technique is to be better self-aware, so you can change negative and persistent problems into a positive healthy body.
The representative body for the Alexander Technique is, The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. Here you can receive information on qualified teachers in the UK and other information, contact;
The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, 20 London House, 266 Fulham Rd, London, SW10 9EL.
Tel: 020 7351 0828
Fax: 020 7352 1556
email; admin@stat.org.uk
or visit their web sire, www.stat.org.uk

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