Breathing

The way we breathe is affected by everything we do, feel and think, and vice versa.

For example, we tend to hold our breath when making a physical effort or when concentrating. Negative feelings and experiences can also result in inefficient breathing.

If you do this often enough, it then becomes a habit; and you may not know it’s there.

Alexander found that poor breathing was often accompanied by a general stiffness and tension throughout the body.

The Alexander Technique can help you:

  • understand how you interfere with your breathing
  • restore your natural breathing rhythm
  • allow efficient and easy movement of the whole ribcage
  • manage a range of breathing difficulties like asthma
  • improve breathing in exercise, speaking, singing and playing wind instruments

 

As a sufferer of ankylosing spondilitis: a chronic rheumatic condition, the Alexander Technique helped me discover relationships between physical and psychological ways of “letting go” in order to control pain. In particular, exposure to the Technique has enabled me to break self-perpetuating circuits of pain associated with inflammatory conditions by focusing on inhibiting learned muscle tensing habits which feed on pain and each other.

E Samuel, Diplomat
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