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How well do you move? Learn how to move with ease and less effort at a 6 Alexander technique Course

The way you move affects your body and how well it functions. It can cause back, neck and joint pain, muscle tension and stiffness as well as breathing problems and anxiety.

Come along to a 6 WEEK ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE COURSE with Hilary Cook  to help you become aware of your habits which are interfering with the natural easy way you moved as a child. Learn to be poised and move in an effortless way.

We will explore the Alexander Technique in a fun practical experiential way looking at the Principles of the Technique and Living Anatomy.

To be held at
Skeeby Jubilee Village Hall Richmond Road, Skeeby
Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 5DY
starting Monday 16th September 2.30 pm – 4 pm. Cost £75 payable at time of booking

Suitable for everyone from beginners and as a refresher for people with some experience of the Alexander Technique

Please bring a mat and a few paperback books and wear loose clothing, preferably trousers.

Please contact Hilary to book your place. Mob. 07941526662

teacher@hilarycookat.co.uk

Presentation to Bedale Cookies W.I.

I gave a presentation about the Alexander Technique to 20 members of Bedale Cookies W.I. on Wednesday 8th June.

They were intrigued when I started with 3 scenarios asking 2 members of the audience to participate.  Firstly one lady had to pretend to use a mobile phone and walk to a table and write down a message, secondly I sat playing my guitar and thirdly a lady stood and sat a couple of times.

What was the connection between these activities??

It is how you use your body, your use as F.M. Alexander called it. Alexander discovered that there is a connection between your head, neck and back and they have to be coordinated for your body to move in an easy effortless way.

The talk was very successful with people asking many questions and showing lots of interest in lessons and my Introductory Alexander Technique Day Workshop at Old Sleningford Farm North Stainley near Ripon on 31st July.

 

 

 

Just stop and notice what you are doing as you read this article on your laptop or mobile

STOP AND NOTICE how you are using your laptop or mobile as you read this. We have habits which are out of our awareness.

If you are sitting  are you sitting in a slump ? Are you sitting on your sitting bones? Are your shoulders hunched forward? Are your feet wrapped around the chair ?

Sitting well using a mobile phone
Sitting well using a mobile phone

 

Sitting with good use with a laptop
Sitting with good use with a laptop

If you are standing is your weight equal through both of your feet? Are your knees locked back? Notice if your shoulders are hunched  and your neck is poked forward.