Menu

Alexander Technique in Dorset

Jeannette Martin MSTAT

F.M.Alexander Quotes

'you can change everything, whether pysical, mental, or spiritual, into muscular tension'

'change involves carrying out an activity against the habit of life!'

"trying is only emphasizing the thing we already know"

 

Gardening

Soon there will be lots to do in the garden - a perfect time to practice the Alexander Technique!

Many people complain of backache whilst gardening. Possibly from bending for too long or bending in an unhelpful way. Why do we continue to do something when we know it we know it will cause pain!

Alexander called it 'end gaining,' when we are not concerned with 'how' we do something but are intent on getting it done at all costs!

Our habitual reactions are so strong that they are difficult to change. The Alexander Technique addresses this problem and with a willingness to learn we can change.

 


Running

How do you run? do you feel heavy or light? Enjoyable effortless running is all about being in balance. Where do you feet land? If your leading foot lands out in front of you, you are effectively 'breaking' your leading foot needs to land under your hips/pelvis and then powers you forwards!

Alexander Awareness Week

Awareness week 9th - 15th October 2017, focusing on 'lying in semi-supine' a state of active rest.

Just 10-15minutes a day will allow you to notice your tension which you probably didn't know you had! so then you can learn to release it which could be the cause of those aches and pains.

Creatures of habit!

When learning the Alexander technique we begin to notice our habbitual tension and the ways that we move, for example we can usually recognise someone in the distance just by the way they walk even before you can see their face.  It is the same with our thinking patterns. I have been noticing recently how one thought can  trigger another. When I allow this to happen I am soon 'off' down my'habitual' path