“Surprisingly, the best answer to coping with the stresses of life is by using a hands-on approach that straightens the body. This technique can help in balancing moods, changing behavioural patterns and managing life’s challenges.” The Times.
There’s something about being poised with great posture, breathing freely, and feeling in control that helps. As an Alexander teacher I’m happy to stand in front of large groups of people, presenting workshops and the like. By becoming aware of your body, your breathing, your posture and poise, everything becomes a little easier. The Times newspaper even hailed the Alexander Technique as beneficial for depression.
“If you walk tall and let go of the tension in your neck, scalp, shoulders, arms and anywhere else you’re carrying it, you’ll feel healthier, calmer and more in control”. The Express
So if you have anxiety or confidence issues, or have problems with public speaking, this is a great option to try.