Technique is a way of learning to become more conscious of how we move and
hold ourselves in everyday activity.
We can gradually
find a new and better way of sitting, standing etc. leading to more freedom
of movement and improvement in posture. This can lead to better general
functioning particularly with breathing.
We can apply this same thinking to learning particular skills in different
areas such as music or sport.
It can also help
with the causes of neck and back problems reducing pain and the need for
I qualified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique in
1984 and have taught in colleges of music and drama including the Guildhall
School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music and assisted with
the training of Alexander Technique teachers.