I have always been what Alexander would have called an “end gainer”. I used to rush around putting the maximum amount of effort into what I did regardless of how I went about it. This has put a tremendous strain on my body which resulted in several bouts of lower back pain and sciatica during my 30’s and early 40’s and RSI type problems when I did repetitive activities.
After trying a number of different therapies for my back, I decided to try a course of Alexander Technique lessons as I was in severe pain and struggling to function in normal daily life. Within a few weeks of attending the lessons and discovering that I could help myself to improve the way I moved I quickly came off the anti-inflamatories and pain killers. The Technique then became part of my life and I enrolled on the three year training course to become an Alexander Technique Teacher.
Previously I worked in Housing spending long periods in front of a computer or driving which probably contributed to my poor posture and back pain.
I am married with one teenage daughter. I enjoy walking with my family and dog. I also enjoy sailing, skiing, cycling and play golf regularly. I have found it interesting applying the technique to these activities and learning to do them in a more efficient way.
I strongly believe that the Technique can improve sports performance through improving balance, poise and breathing.
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