Alternative Therapies & Alexander Technique to Improve Performance
I can help you to improve your performance of any task! That's a bold claim!
But it is absolutely true.
When you perform any activity with excess physical or mental tension it creates inefficiency and poor performance.
The answer is to learn to change your responses to the challenge.
This is where I can help. I can teach you the physical and mental skills necessary to be able to perform at your best.
Performance benefits include:
Fantastic visualisation tools
Better posture & poise
Heightened proprioception (sense of where you are).
Prevent injury and unnecessary strain
Alleviate aches and pains
Breathe well, openly and freely
Improve your performance in all activities from handstands to washing up!
Alexander Technique is taught in music and performing arts colleges including the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall, RADA, LAMDA and the Juilliard School (NY). Although I'm not usually keen on name dropping I have listed a few celebrity pupils as it seems to be in context! John Cleese, Robin Williams, Morgan Freeman, Judi Dench, Lenny Henry, Maralyn Monroe, Johnathan Price, Jeremy irons, Natalie Dormer, Sinead O’Connor, Hugh Jackman, Sting, Kevin Kline, Joanna Lumley. Twiggy, Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch to name a few.
Alexander Technique is used routinely many elite sports people including horse riders, gymnasts, cyclists, runners. It is used by the Olympic Equestrian and Rowing teams. Stephan Shaw’s ‘Shaw method’ for swimming is based largely on Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais was a student of Alexander Technique.
"I can definitely say without hesitation that I wouldn't have had the rowing success that I have had the luxury of experiencing in my short time on the water, without finding the AT and the great teachers that I have had the privilege to work with."
Valerie Thompson-Williams, rowing masters gold medallist
"Balance is a vital aspect of good hammer throwing and getting the head, neck, spine and pelvis in the correct relationship enables the balance of the throw to come so much more easily. Once the balance is settled there is an enormous improvement in turning speed."
Howard Payne, Commonwealth record hammer thrower
The Alexander Technique removed a long standing back problem and improved my riding ability. Riders who take up the technique always make a very significant improvement in their riding.”
Daniel Pevsner, Fellow of the British Horse Society