Working with professional orchestral players and singers I have often had the benefits of the Alexander Technique recommended to relieve back pain, poor posture and improve breathing – all areas which can have a detrimental effect on performing to the highest standard, if not managed correctly.
Unable to find a local teacher and after a number of years trying various therapies, (including some really cranky ones) to relieve lower back pain, I discovered the Pimlico Centre – and what a find it is! Having Alexander lessons has been the best thing ever for my back and for correcting my posture. The lessons are not only educative because the process is simple and logical, but also fun. I find a 45 minute lesson once a week therapeutic; I leave feeling more balanced, lighter, and clearer in the mind after a s**t day at the office.
Improvement doesn’t happen instantly – that’s up to you – but it’s pretty damn quick. I won’t bang on about it anymore; go try it yourself!