What we see in young children of about 3 – 7 years of age is a dynamic and balanced coordination. This is the result of a series of developmental reflexes that the baby, toddler and young child naturally goes through as a result of maturing. Unfortunately, over time we slowly lose this as the result of life, hours of sitting, using computers, cell phones, and other repetitive work habits. Not only do we lose this dynamic balanced coordination, we replace it with learnt patterns of slumping and collapsing. This can cause us to develop a whole bunch of aches and pains, as well as the negative patterns of thinking that go along with the poor body postures that we have developed. However, lessons in the Alexander Technique, an educational approach with a positive track record of over one hundred years, is a simple and easy way to restore this natural coordination, balance, and posture.
Lessons in the Alexander Technique, help us to develop more sophisticated mind/body awareness, as well as teaching us how to switch off patterns of thinking and moving that have a negative effect on our wellbeing. This mind/body approach, uses gentle hands-on guidance and verbal instruction to give you an experienced of increased ease in your body, as well as insights into how your thinking patterns hold you back.
It sounds so simple, but the depth of the work usually amazes people who are learning it for the first time, contributing to a more free, natural, and energetic approach to life.