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

 

I was looking for some way to help manage my lower back problems without relying on pain relief medication. I have found my one-to-one AT sessions extremely helpful and have learnt to identify and avoid postures and actions that contribute to back pain. I now know how to relax and properly rest my back and neck. In my experience, AT is a whole body technique which can help one to be more self-aware and to understand how to move with less tension and consequently, with less effort. Hurray for AT!

Patricia Brooks

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