Cycling

Cycling is increasingly popular and there are all kinds of cyclists from the racing and touring cyclist to the around-town commuter. Many suffer stiff necks and shoulders, sore and painful wrists, or aching backs and knees.

The tendency can be to focus on the bike set-up, when it may be the rider who needs to change. For example, when extra power is required to climb a hill or increase speed, do you tense up and grip the handlebars tightly, or push too hard on the pedals?

The Technique trains you to become aware of and change those habits in the use of yourself that may be causing your problem.

Applying the Alexander Technique can help:

  • reduce pain and discomfort
  • prevent injury
  • promote efficient and effortless cycling
  • improve performance

Being more at ease on your bike increases enjoyment and connects you with the pleasure and freedom of cycling.

I have suffered back pain for a long time and the last 15 years have been a merry-go-round of doctors, drugs and complementary therapies. At the end of my second Alexander session I started to ease into the process. I followed my teacher's instructions between sessions, and found I could focus on my body, its movements and its tensions. It now seems possible to be free of pain and my usual cocktail of painkillers is no longer necessary. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the technique.

Karen Johnson
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