Alexander Technique and Exercise

Achieve a balanced mind and you’ll have a more balanced, fit, and healthy body. The Alexander Technique (AT) is not personal training for a specific activity, instead it brings poise and confidence into your training and everyday activities.

An essential idea in the AT is that your use of your “self,” i.e. your body and mind, affects how well you function. Alterations to your posture, breathing and movements result in dramatic benefits. When you learn to function better, you naturally gain better physical and mental health.

Benefits of the Alexander Technique

  • Improved breathing and circulation
  • Faster recovery time
  • Awareness and loss of bad fitness habits
  • Release of excess muscle tension
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Improved coordination

I love running, hiking and swimming. The AT enables me to enjoy all these things without taking time off to recover from injuries. Having spent time wearing a neck-brace, I know what I’m talking about!

“Through the Alexander Technique I was able to rehabilitate my running after 25 years of being unable to run through injuries, to the extent that I was able to set ten world records for veterans in 1982.€
Paul Collins, Canadian National Marathon Champion

“I can definitely say without hesitation that I wouldn’t have had the rowing success that I have had the luxury of experiencing in my short time on the water without finding the AT and the great teachers that I have had the privilege to work with.”
Valerie Thompson Williams, Rowing masters gold medalist

€œBalance is a vital aspect of good hammer throwing and getting the head, neck, spine and pelvis in the correct relationship enables the balance of the throw to come so much more easily. Once the balance is settled there is an enormous improvement in turning speed.€
Howard Payne, Commonwealth record hammer thrower

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