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What is the Alexander Technique ?
Most people have vaguely heard of it and think it has something to do with posture. It is a lot more than that. We have habits and for most people some of their habits are interfering with the way their bodies are made to move resulting in muscle tension and stiffness, back neck and joint pain, stress and anxiety, breathing and vocal problems.
The Alexander Technique is a skill we learn to help overcome these unhelpful habits by having conscious control of how we move.
It is used by people to alleviate pain, improve posture and performance and prevent injury in music, drams and sport. It enhances business and presentation skills. it is also used to develop ease and effortless movement and gives support through pregnancy and childbirth.
Hilary Cook MSTAT is an experienced Alexander Technique teacher offering one to one lessons in Skeeby near Richmond as well as 6 Week Courses. She also offers a 5 day Alexander Technique and Walking Residential Course in Grasmere in Cumbria every year. Hilary gives talks to Local Groups such as WI’s and Businesses. She has recently taught a course to 22 Army Personnel to help them perform in an easier way in the Army bands they play in.
“Hilary helped me tremendously with my lower back pain.”
Hilary Cook is an excellent teacher who has helped me tremendously with my lower back pain. Her lessons are interesting, stimulating and fun. Hilary’s manner is thoroughly professional. I would recommend her as a teacher of the Alexander Technique.
– Sarah S.
Comments from a 6 Week Introductory Alexander Technique Course I ran for a group from Bowes WI near Barnard Castle Co. Durham.
Thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it beneficial.
Enjoyed the course. You have a very calming voice which I found helped a lot.
I am more aware of my body and what is around me. Thoroughly enjoyed the sessions.
I feel much better. I walk without pain in my knees.
A major Clinical trial published in the British Medical Journal in August 2008 shows that AT sessions provide long term benefit for back pain sufferers significantly decreasing days of pain and improving the functioning and quality of life of participants. Other medical research has been carried out with the result that the Alexander Technique is helping for neck pain and people with Parkinsons’https://hilarycookat.co.uk/category/medical-journals/.
Would you like to :-
Be poised without stiffness
Move gracefully with less effort
Breath and speak more easily
Be calm and confident.
Then give Hilary a ring on