I started the Alexander Technique because of headaches and lower back pain. Both of these are almost eradicated, but after some months of seeing my Alexander teacher I no longer require my steroid inhaler for asthma either.
The Alexander Technique can give a new dimension to your experience of horse-riding.
Sitting with an easy, balanced upright posture in the saddle will help you tune in with your horse. If, on the other hand, you are stiff and unbalanced, your horse will feel it and will not respond to your instructions or perform to its optimum potential.
Any tendency to squeeze with the knees, sway the torso in transitions and pull too much on the reins makes it uncomfortable for the horse to carry the rider.
The Alexander Technique will help you:
- become aware of the way you use your own body
- improve balance by releasing excess tension
- improve your natural aids as a rider and
- be more sensitive to your horse’s resistance
You’ll enjoy your riding more, with a better technique and a happier horse.