One of the main principles of the Alexander Technique is that our use affects functioning, that is to say how we use ourselves (how we move, think, react, respond) affects how well we function. This 'use' is often habit bound and unconscious and leads to muscular tension. This then translates to back pain or a stiff neck, poor posture and other physical and/or emotional ailments.
The Alexander Technique, developed by F.M. Alexander over a 100 years ago, shows us that life need not be like this. By looking at our habits of misuse, we can consciously begin to change our old patterns of doing things and find a way to work more freely, with greater poise and co-ordination.
With the guiding hands of a teacher following simple day to-day activities, it’s a skill we can all learn. The Technique can enhance our general well-being and change the vitality of both body and mind.
Mokshajyoti (aka MJ or Bryan) will be leading a workshop on Saturday 1 June 2013 (2pm-5pm) entitled "An Introduction to the Alexander Technique: Walk Tall with Poise. Cost - £27 or £22 concessionary. Booking essential. This is what MJ has to say about the workshop: "The workshop title is 'Walk Tall with Poise' and my idea is to explore how we can stand with ease, feeling tall but not in an effortful way and then taking that tallness into walking. We can then aim to walk with ease and even a sense of grace. As well as this main theme, I would like to show you some of the other principle techniques used in Alexander Technique.
I want the workshop to be practical and good fun. An opportunity for each of us to explore for example, what's its like to walk with a yoga block balanced on one's head? To lead much more with our eyes, to bring more awareness to our backs, to think about our knees as we walk....
We have the Yoga studio so plenty of space to practice and 3 hours is a good amount of time to try these ideas out. It also allows me time to come around everyone and help each person individually ("put hands on" as they say in the AT world).
I hope this gives you a ﬂavour of what the afternoon entails. It's not about getting it right - it's about playing and being curious with these AT ideas and how they can be best used by each person trying them out.
Comfortable relaxed clothing is best. I look forward to meeting you. MJ (my Buddhist name) or Bryan, either is ﬁne.
Practitioner: Mokshajyoti BSc (Hons) S.T.A.T
Concessions sometimes available
Please note - our cancellation policy
07932 640 248Mokshajyoti