Teach yourself the Alexander Technique and you will only end up being disappointed. A lot of people attempt to learn this technique without any assistance, and it really does not pay off. Below, we are going to take a look at the reasons why hiring an experienced and qualified teacher is a must.
It can be tempting to try and learn the Alexander Technique yourself. After all, all you need to do is a quick search on the Internet and you will find plenty of books and videos on the matter. Nevertheless, the Alexander Technique is not easy to get to grips with. Teachers offering lessons in this technique will have taken a three-year course to perfect their craft. You cannot gain three years worth of knowledge by reading a textbook on the subject. Of course, reading books can help to supplement your knowledge, and they are recommended – but not on their own. Plus, to teach yourself a technique like this is notoriously difficult, as it relies on the guidance of another person. In a lesson, you will learn how to prevent bad habits and develop improved poise and balance. You will do so in simple situations, from lying down to standing up, and your teacher will guide you through each movement using their language and hands. This is not the sort of thing someone can do for himself or herself; there is no substitute for the real thing.
Don’t attempt to teach yourself the Alexander Technique. Instead, use the services of a qualified teacher. With plenty of experience and an excellent reputation to back my services up, you can count on me, Susanna Scouller, to provide you with one-on-one lessons that leaves you feeling better than ever. For more information, head to the website of my company, Alexander Principle: http://www.alexanderprinciple.co.uk.