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