New Research: Posture has a direct impact on your mood!
I am offering a beginners course of 6 lessons for £200 during May as it is Mental Health Awareness Week from 8th-14th May.
Previous studies have found slouching can crush self-esteem and energy. But, a new study in New Zealand has tested the theory on people with depression. They found that sitting up straight boosted energy, enthusiasm, and attention. Click here for a Daily Mail article about the research.
The Alexander Technique understands this link. It is a psychophysical discipline, in other words AT recognises the link between mind, body and emotions. The way we feel is expressed in the body, just think back to a time when you were either very happy or sad or excited, how did your body look or feel? Could other people tell how you were feeling? The way we think can alter how we hold ourselves, but conversely, the way we hold ourselves has an influence on how we think and feel.
The Alexander Technique teaches us to recognise unhelpful habits in the way we think and move. It teaches us how to use ourselves with less tension, more poise and balance physically, mentally and emotionally. People often come to Alexander Technique looking for a solution to back or neck pain, but leave saying they feel lighter, freer and calmer too. Try it and see for yourself!
The Alexander Technique in Oakwood & Southgate, North London
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'97% of people with back pain could benefit by learning the Alexander Technique'. Jack Stern - Spinal Neurosurgeon.
Exciting News - Alexander Technique was on the telly!
Alexander Technique was on BBC1's 'Doctor in the House' series on May 15th.
It showed how a paralympic athlete, ice hockey player, was helped to improve serious shoulder problems. Alexander Technique helped reduced the strain and wear and tear on his shoulders. It improved his posture, the way he used his body and his sports performance. The programme is available to watch for the next 29 days on iplayer. Chick here to watch the episode.
When I emailed my students about this programme one replied "Yes I saw the programme and completely agree that it makes a difference. Even though I have not had a session for ages I still remember how to sit and get up, especially out of bed and it has really helped thanks to you"
I am an Alexander Technique teacher based in the Oakwood/ Southgate area mainly, but I am happy to give workshops and group classes in other areas of North London and Enfield and further afield.
My main place of work is just a 10 min walk from Oakwood Tube station, which is on the Piccadilly Line. There is also easy parking available for those that drive (there are no parking restrictions).
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