I first stumbled across the Pimlico Centre whilst walking past their shop on Moreton Street in the summer of 2009. I had always thought the Alexander Technique was for catwalk models and involved balancing books on your head!
I’m 6 foot 3 inches and I had developed a very bad slouch and was willing to try anything to help correct it.
Trying to describe the changes I have experienced since I started my
lessons is not easy. The lessons have fundamentally changed the way I ‘use’ my body in every sense. Not only has my slo uch completely gone but I have an ease and freedom of movement I never thought was possible. I had always thought you were born with light feet or good posture or quick reaction times. I now know its something all of us born with and its something many of us end up undoing.
The Alexander Technique has given me a Zen like calm in the use of my body (you can tell I grew up watching kung fu movies!). Whether it’s in sport (boxing, snowboarding, squash, running) or sat at work in front of the computer, or just in everyday life. I enjoy the smooth and mechanical use of my body so much more. I’m a mathematician (and a natural sceptic),but there is a wonderful biomechanical science behind everything you are taught at the Alexander Technique. Don’t worry you don’t need to be an engineer or scientist to learn or appreciate this!
I thoroughly recommend lessons at the Pimlico Centre with the excellent teachers they have. Give them and the Technique a try. You have nothing to lose.