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Welcome to the website for Carmen Barral, Alexander Technique teacher in Ealing, London W7 and Central London.
The Alexander Technique
A skill for life We are all born with a natural grace that, when we are very young, enables us to move effortlessly. However, as we grow older, all sorts of things in our daily lives – physical and emotional experiences, learned behaviour, lifestyle and personal circumstances – interfere with this. These gradually become bad habits, ones so ingrained that we are hardly aware of them.
Before long, our bodies stop working properly. The result: back, neck and shoulder pain, stress, stiffness, breathlessness and poor co-ordination. Eventually we end up looking, feeling and even thinking old instead of moving gracefully as we once did
A voyage of discovery
Is this decline inevitable? Absolutely not. The way our bodies work can be greatly improved by learning the Alexander Technique, a practical self-help method through which our neuro-muscular system is re-educated.
The Alexander Technique can help in many different ways:
- it alleviates conditions associated with tension and poor posture
- it produces greater poise and balance
- it helps people to manage stress
- it accelerates recovery following injury or illness
- it allows disabled people to cope better.
Essentially the Technique improves the way we use ourselves – mind and body – in everyday life, how we move, rest, breathe, talk and react. Learning it can become a voyage of discovery that will help you for the rest of your life.