Enhance your performance with the Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique is widely used by sports and business professionals, actors and musicians to enhance their performance. It can help to improve posture, breathing and mind-body connection. Olympic gold medallists Linford Christie and Sebastian Coe have benefitted from the Alexander Technique. The Olympic dressage rider and team gold medallist, Carl Hester, recommends the Alexander Technique to his pupils before a training session with him. Other famous people to have used the technique include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Lenny Henry, Victoria Beckham and John Cleese.
We tend to life our life on automatic pilot with most of our actions out of our awareness. Alexander Technique training enables us to learn to pause, notice and modify unwanted habits of mind and body, which can compromise our professional performance. When we’re stressed, when our posture is collapsed or held in an upright frame, our breathing is restricted. By learning to release unhelpful physical tension, we can breathe more easily and move with greater poise and freedom, improving our confidence, presence and sporting ability.
With daily Alexander Technique practice, you can develop the skills to manage the mental and physical challenges of professional performance. As your mind and body start to work together more effectively, you can refine your self-awareness and release unwanted postural and emotional habits, preventing injury, reducing stress and ultimately allowing you to perform at your full potential.
Wendy specialises in working with horse-riders and has ridden, competed and shared her life with horses for over 40 years. She first discovered the Alexander Technique to improve her posture for horse-riding, but soon came to realise that it offered a lot more. The technique helped her to learn how to release excess neck, shoulder, back and hip tension, which was blocking her horse’s forward movement. She found a new calmness of mind and rediscovered the sense of being ‘as one’ with her horse, that she’d experienced when riding as a child.
Benefits of the Alexander Technique
Alexander Technique training can help you learn how to: