Sitting with the Alexander Technique

Over the past 15 years or so sitting has been linked with diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even depression. Although the evidence is not solid and headlines such as ‘Sitting is the new smoking’ is too dramatic, there is enough evidence to warrant a consideration of the problem. After all, many people get back ache from sitting many hours at work. In these discussions, however, there is no attention given to how we sit. The Alexander Technique is concerned with how we perform an activity, whether sitting, standing, walking or any other activity. This is not about posture as such – there is no ‘sit up straight’ in the Alexander Technique – but about how we use our musculature during sitting. By regulating the tonus of our musculature we develop a more efficient of use of ourselves, which in turn improve our sitting. A better sitting position comes about indirectly, as a byproduct of becoming aware of how we do things (more accurately: ‘using ourselves’) and how to do them more efficiently. With the Alexander Technique you learn general principles which can be applied to every aspect of life, including sitting.

You are warmly welcome to come to one of our ‘Open Hours’ events to get an impression of the Alexander Technique.
Through a series of  lessons you can learn to practice the Alexander Technique.

Open Hours Thursday 11/10/18

Thursday 11 October, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you would prefer to find out a bit more about the Alexander Technique before trying a lesson, then come along to an Open Hour. You can meet us, hear a short talk about what the Alexander Technique is, and how it could benefit you. You can also experience the Alexander Technique for yourself in a short practical demonstration (time allowing), and have your questions answered.

This event will be in English and German.

You can just drop in during the Open Hour, there is no need to book in advance. We look forward to meeting you!