Health & Wellbeing April 2014

Friday 4th April

We had a good attendance for today with approximately 24 members attending a talk by Janey Goodearl (mstat) who gave us an interesting introduction to the Alexander Technique.

The Alexander Technique was developed by F M Alexander over 100 years ago. He was an Australian actor and practised his theories in order to solve a persistent vocal problem. He then used his knowledge and helped not only performing artists but anyone with physical, mental or emotional conditions.

The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) was founded in the UK in 1958.

Janey explained that the Alexander Technique is a gentle, hands on guidance and verbal explanations to help find ease and balance within ourselves in simple movements and everyday activities – such as sitting, standing, walking and bending. It is a method of teaching improved posture and movement to help correct and prevent problems that are often caused by bad physical habits. It is an education and relearning in the way we use our bodies and a correction of previously learned bad habits in general posture.

We were encouraged to ask any questions and following this talk, the group enjoyed tea and biscuits and the meeting closed.