As we spend more time in prolonged and repetitive leisure and work activities like sitting, computing and even fitness, we effectively shrinkwrap parts of our body which acts like a handbrake on our mobility and contributes to stress and tension. With the guidance of an Alexander Technique specialist's movement expertise we can become aware of the excess tension that operates in the background of our everyday activities. Often we are too busy to notice this background effort until pain and discomfort grab our attention.
In a series of 45 minute individual online sessions (via *Zoom video), I will help you will get in touch with fundamental requirements for easy motion, one example being how to use your real joints in bending rather than the common approach of trying to use 'fake' joints. With this understanding you will have a framework and mindset so you can identify when and how to make self adjustments when you notice that you are moving in contradictory ways to your inner design. With an understanding of how the body is designed to move and attention on how you move - postural support can be restored and tension and stress reduced.
In the tradition of other modalities like yoga and Pilates or learning a language or an instrument, the sessions build up a repertoire of movement enhancing skills you can use every day.
‘Everyones approach to life is reflected in their posture and movement. It’s like we become the shape of our most used movements.'