I’d always had intermittant comments from close friends and family about my posture which was annoying but I also knew was true and said with my best interests at heart. Wanting to do something about it, I eventually joined a gym and did over two years’ intensive excercise to get myself into shape and start standing up straight. However, swimming, aerobic and weights classes, rowing and running were all putting a terrible strain on my neck, which lead to intense headaches, neck and shoulder pain. Eventually I had to quit the gym which was a shame but even after leaving, I still had headaches and pain with limited success from physiotherapy.
It took two years for a friend to convince me to try the Alexander Technique and when he found the Pimlico Centre I gave it a go too. I’ve been going for over a year now and find my classes thoroughly enjoyable and inte ractive. I now have about 90% less pain in my neck and shoulder area, headaches are far fewer, more manageable and my posture’s improved hugely.
I’m now aware of how to take the path of least resistance when it comes to body movement and positioning, making me feel easier and more graceful. Good posture is not the chore I thought it would be and has become second nature to me. My regular visits are relaxing and de-stressing so I leave class feeling renewed. I can’t thank this centre enough for what it ‘s given me.