Alexander Technique: A practical introduction

Improve your posture, movements, wellbeing, health and performance. Recover from or avoid pain and injury.

In this practical introduction to the Alexander Technique, you will discover why the technique has been so popular with those wishing to improve their health, posture, movements and performance for over 120 years!

What you’ll learn

  • Understand what the Alexander Technique is, how it can help you and how to learn it.
  • Understand how your posture and movement habits are affecting your health and know how to change them.
  • Be able to apply Alexander Technique to simple activities to restore natural movements and improve efficiency and coordination..
  • Be able to use Alexander Technique to reduce tension, improve balance and mobility and find greater ease and comfort in all aspects of your life..
  • Know how to continue learning and applying the Alexander Technique to carry on benefitting long after the end of the course..

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 8 lectures • 24min.
  • Exploring Movements using the Alexander Technique –> 6 lectures • 29min.
  • Applying the Alexander Technique to your life –> 4 lectures • 13min.
  • Next Steps to continue learning –> 5 lectures • 20min.

Alexander Technique: A practical introduction

Requirements

  • There are no prerequisites for taking this course. The Alexander Technique is useful for those suffering from conditions such as back pain or RSI but everyone can benefit from learning it..
  • You will need a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed to explore the learning activities.
  • For the ‘Constructive Rest’ lesson, you will need space to lie down on a supportive, soft surface such as a carpet or mat. You will also need a few paperback books to support your head.

In this practical introduction to the Alexander Technique, you will discover why the technique has been so popular with those wishing to improve their health, posture, movements and performance for over 120 years!

You will learn how to pay better attention to yourself and  break the unconscious movement and posture habits that are causing discomfort and pain in all our lives.

You will be guided through a range of lessons designed to teach you to apply the Alexander Technique in a light hearted but effective way.

There’s not a ton of theory or jargon, no strenuous exercises and the course can be completed by people of any age.

The Alexander Technique is clinically proven to help with back pain and neck pain and those that use it find it can help with a vast range of issues such as:

  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Knee issues (Arthritis etc.)
  • Hip and Pelvic problems
  • Forward head posture
  • Stress
  • Breathing problems

People also use the technique to improve many activities:

  • Musical performance
  • Public speaking
  • Singing
  • Sports and exercise
  • Walking/Hiking/Climbing
  • Cycling

Those that learn the technique also report improvements such as:

  • Better balance
  • Less aches and pains
  • Less prone to injury
  • Better walking
  • More calmness
  • More energy

Overall, learning the Alexander Technique is a positive, optimistic thing to do and I really hope that you discover some of the many benefits for yourself!

This course will give you a practical introduction to the Alexander Technique and also give you advice on how to keep learning at the end of the course.  Alexander Technique is most often taught in lessons including hands-on contact from a teacher to help you learn.  This course can be used alongside of a series of lessons or as a stand-alone introduction.

The course includes some guided movements including some which may challenge your balance.  Please work within your own limitations and consult a medical professional before you attempt any activity that you may find challenging.