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There are great benefits to learning the Alexander Technique. You may be suffering from neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, Repetetive Strain Injury, or some form of muscular tension, but the A.T. can show you how bad postural habits and incorrect movement patterns, without proper grounding can be causing your problems. By learning the Alexander Technique you can regain good posture, the correct spinal alignment, calmer breathing, more energy and most importantly of all - Grounded Presence . This is the ability to view Life from a detatched, neutral perspective, just like an actor can view himself/herself playing a role in a drama from a detatched perspective.

I focus in particular on the link between posture and psychological states. In other words Body Language. This is very useful to understand as a student because these insights accelerate your own personal growth and development. It is also extremely useful for people suffering from back or neck pain, because there is often a psychological element involved.

Many actors, musicians and sportsmen/women have also found the A.T. to be hugely beneficial, because:

1. It helps to reduce stress just before a big performance or audition.

2. It reduces any unnecessary muscular tension from your own nervousness during a performance, thus allowing all the focus and energy to flow in one desired direction.

Alex Maunder has over 25 years experience as an Alexander Technique teacher and has trained as a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Whole Body Focuser. Author of the popular Alexander Technique book "Let Your Life Flow" (published June 2002). Alex gives lessons in Central London NW6 (Kilburn tube station) Tel: (H) 0203 305 9446 (M) 07817219698 or e-mail: alex@freedomsoles.com

AT lessons are also available over the internet on Skype, once you have had a first introductory lesson, which is easy and convenient. Phone (H) 0203 305 9446, or (M) 07817219698 for more details. His book "Let Your Life Flow" explains the physical, psychological and spiritual benefits of coming back to balance and harmony within ourselves. Buy your copy now on this website for the clearest explanation of the A.T. and how it works.

Past students have written about their Alexander Technique lessons:

-"I can now sit with ease and comfort at my desk."
-"It has been a revelation how easy it is to walk and how much more energy I have with the Alexander Technique."
-"The Alexander Technique is such a subtle and powerful method for growth and change"
-"Wonderful! Being able to re-experience the freedom and ease of movement at my age ! "
-"My neck feels as if it has been well oiled! So this is what Alexander meant by "primary control". "
-"Amazing the amount I learned (and my body re-learned !) during the course of Alexander Technique lessons."
-"Thank you ! what a relief. The tension in my neck and shoulders has gone."

Links to useful websites:
Dr Chris Jenner, and London Pain Consultants, in Harley St
STAT, the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
AmSAT, the American Society for the Alexander Technique (previously called NASTAT)
AUSTAT, the Australian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
CANSTAT, the Canadian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique - one of the largest internet sites, a mine of information on the A.T.

For a good introductory book on the Alexander Technique buy "Let Your Life Flow" by Alex Maunder. Click on this link Alex Maunder/Let Your Life Flow to order your copy, giving name and address and number of copies (£16.99 each) required.

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