The Alexander Technique

Olwen Edwards gave an informative and entertaining presentation about the Alexander Technique at the recent meeting of the Society held in the Maurice Jagger Centre.

Frederick Alexander developed the technique in the late nineteenth century – he was a Shakespearean actor but frequently became hoarse. Since doctors couldn’t help him he designed a technique to help himself and other people to identify and then correct harmful postural habits that cause or aggravate stress, long-term pain and under-performance in the body. This was illustrated in practical demonstrations – some of the Society’s members were even taught how to sit down and stand up properly!

Geeoff Barnes, Publicity Officer