Quintin Norris MSTAT LLAM
Teacher of the Alexander Technique
Hereford / Worcester / malvern
Tel : 01885 788276
Alexander Technique Sherford House, Bromyard, Herefordshire
There have been many words written about the Alexander Technique, but most people (including me when I first started years ago) find that these only really make sense when they experience it! But in essence, the Alexander Technique is a technique that teaches us how to use our body in a more efficient and healthier way. It is taught individually and anyone can learn it.
The Alexander Technique is a psycho-
Where does the Technique come from?
F M Alexander (1869 -
The Alexander Technique has been around now for over 100 years. It was ‘discovered’ by an Australian actor, Frederick Matthias Alexander, who suffered from persistent voice and breathing problems on stage, as well as general ill health. Obtaining very little help from conventional medicine, an absolute determination to find the real root of his problems led him to discover certain fundamental truths about human activity, co-
Over many years of observation of himself, he began to understand that habitual patterns of misuse involving the whole of his body and mind were the cause of his problems. Over the years he discovered how to consciously change these patterns of use and developed a Technique which not only eliminated his vocal problems, but also brought about remarkable improvements in his general health.
He began teaching others and came to London in 1904, setting up a teacher training school thereafter. His ‘technique’ is now taught all over the world.
F M ALEXANDER
…Change involves carrying out an activity against the habit of life…
So often we build up unnecessary habits of muscular tension over the years. We are usually unaware of these until they cause us pain and discomfort, but every day they are stopping us moving in an effortless and dynamic way and fulfilling our true potential. The Alexander Technique helps us recognise and prevent these unnecessary tensions.
We learn to stand easily at our full height. This leads to good posture, freedom of movement, easy breathing, confidence and general well-
It is a tool for life.
What is the Alexander Technique?
“The Alexander Technique really works!
I recommend it enthusiastically to anyone who has neck pains or back pain.”