I have had to learn to walk six times during my life if you count the very first time as a rather plump toddler!
Two years ago, I was introduced to the Alexander Technique. From the very first lesson things felt different – a wonderful lightness after the lesson that I remembered from before and a feeling of mental contentment as well. After a month of weekly lessons I became even more convinced this might be the answer so tried a week of lessons every day and was totally convinced this was it and wh at I had been searching for.
Two years on and with 2 to 3 lessons a week, my life has been transformed. I can walk again and finally, on the sixth attempt, I am walking correctly. I had become so scared of falling I was walking with my shoulders held up in a rigid position, I constantly had my neck bent as I was looking down for any possible obstacles, my asthma was bad because my breathing was restricted, my pelvis likewise and my legs only moving from the knees in small steps. Now my shoulders are relaxed, I can walk without looking down and just use my peripheral vision, my asthma virtually gone and my whispered “ah” deals with any breathing problems, my hips swinging, my legs striding out and I can walk without effort. I am floating and love every minute of my lessons which have enabled me to be free to walk again where and when I want.
My one sadness is that I did not discover the Alexander Technique years and years ago.