The Alexander Technique

Anyone had experience of using this?
Am having problems with shoulders, neck and head and wondered whether it will help?
Some days it’s OK and other days quite scary.

For mere mortals , a guide :

The Alexander Technique is a way to feel better, and move in a more relaxed and comfortable way… the way nature intended.

An Alexander Technique teacher helps you to identify and lose the harmful habits you have built up over a lifetime of stress and learn to move more freely.

The Alexander Technique is for you if you are ready to feel more comfortable in your own body.

The Alexander Technique can also help you if:

You suffer from repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome.

You have a backache or stiff neck and shoulders.

You become uncomfortable when sitting at your computer for long periods of time.

You are a singer, musician, actor, dancer or athlete and feel you are not performing at your full potential.

I didn’t check to see if it comes with a price tag.

Links within to books / dvds … and Amazon … what a surprise ?

Close to being a candidate for that Spanish archer … from the forum ???

You are a mine of information on just about everything Chris!
I had already ordered a book ( not too expensive) I couldn’t begin to afford a teacher.
Will see how it goes.
Thanks again. :slight_smile:

Your welcome.

Again , in a pub quiz , I would have let the team down.

A colleague of mine practises and used to teach Alexander Technique. It does help posture and stops bad habits and as a result can relieve pain, however it isn’t really something you can learn from a book - you would need to attend a class or sessions with a qualified instructor.

The other thing you could try is a remedial massage; not to mistaken for a relaxing massage - but very effective for relieving soreness, stiffness, aches and pains.

I also use techniques from
Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) which is great for treating issues yourself.


Thanks Melly.
In our area an A/T Teacher is very expensive.
I go to the Osteopath once a month and have been doing so for the last 2 years.
Will just persevere and keep telling my brain to ‘be quiet’ when it’s wanting to moan about pain. :slight_smile:

Pilates or yoga may well be an option. And there’s thousands of videos to follow on YouTube or internet generally.