Ten years ago I was struggling with chronic lower back pain, sciatica and RSI. Every day was a constant battle between me and the pain. I never felt comfortable in my own skin. At work, I was constantly shifting and squirming trying to ‘get comfortable’.
In my research for solutions, I came across a method called the ‘Alexander Technique’. My first Alexander Technique lesson with a teacher was an eye-opening experience. I learned how the things I was doing in my daily life, from how I sat, stood and bent, to how I was thinking, were all factors that affected my body, contributing to, and in come cases causing physical pain.
I left that first lesson feeling lighter and freer than I had in years, and I was able to sit more upright than usual, but without any effort. And the pain in my back seemed to have lessened.
I continued lessons and felt the tension melt away as I practised what I learned. I felt so much more at ease, and my back pain improved so significantly, that I felt compelled to share the gains I had with others. Especially since the gains were long-term and did not require any ‘maintenance’ sessions. I completed the three-year Alexander Technique teacher training, and the rest, including the physical pain, is history.
Since then I’ve been just a little bit obsessed with helping people become free from chronic pain and strain. If you ever struggle with any pain, whether it’s in your back, neck, hips or shoulders, or a condition such as RSI, M.E., or if you simply feel tense or uncomfortable sitting or standing for long periods, then I urge you to try a few Alexander Technique lessons. You’ll be surprised how you feel afterwards.
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