Breathing

The way we breathe is affected by everything we do, feel and think, and vice versa.

For example, we tend to hold our breath when making a physical effort or when concentrating. Negative feelings and experiences can also result in inefficient breathing.

If you do this often enough, it then becomes a habit; and you may not know it’s there.

Alexander found that poor breathing was often accompanied by a general stiffness and tension throughout the body.

The Alexander Technique can help you:

  • understand how you interfere with your breathing
  • restore your natural breathing rhythm
  • allow efficient and easy movement of the whole ribcage
  • manage a range of breathing difficulties like asthma
  • improve breathing in exercise, speaking, singing and playing wind instruments

 

The Alexander Technique makes me feel more comfortable, poised and peaceful. I started lessons years ago and have kept them up because I love the body awareness they teach. The Technique helps me to let go of tension and feel better, not just during lessons, but always.

Rachel Baird, Media Officer, London

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