The Alexander Technique helps us improve the way we use our body in everyday life, not by learning what to "do" but by preventing ourselves from doing what we don't need to do. We learn it through hands on and verbal guidance.
"Thank you for giving me my life back!" Eileen
Most of us go through life tensing up and pulling ourselves down. This restricts our breathing and hinders our energy.
In Alexander work you learn to free your neck, to let your head go forward and up, (which means to stop compressing your spine by pulling your head back and down), so that your back can lengthen and widen (naturally) and you can breathe.
Alexander's teachings are brought to life when two people work to his principle together, but the Alexender Technique is not a therapy, it is something you learn to apply.
"Ian's method is to involve you in the whole process. It's as though you are both discovering the possibilities of what you can do, together." Richard