Learn how to stop using unnecessary levels of muscular an mental tension and how it is possible to return your body to its natural state of balance and poise. You will get some hands-on work from the tutor.
This course is a general introduction to Alexander Technique. It aims to define and explain the basic principles which underlie the technique. The Technique is concerned with how a person uses themselves as a whole - mind and body - in everything they do. The Alexander Technique can help people move and breathe with less effort, improve posture, be more focused, cope with stress better and be calmer and more confident. The Alexander Technique involves no specific exercises, requires no special equipment and can be practised wherever you are. It is suitable for people of all age and levels of physical fitness.
The course aims to show the students how to become aware of and unlearn habits of misuse that shows up as tension restricting freedom of movement, breathing, voice and coordination in everyday activities. This will be done in a variety of ordinary everyday activities such as sitting and standing, walking, lifting, bending, sitting at desks, lying down, speaking and breathing. Some anatomy and physiology will be introduced where applicable. Topics include spatial awareness, balance, co-ordination, developing powers of observation and focusing.
Enrol at www.citylit.ac.uk or call City Lit on 020 7831 7831