Immediately after my 30-minute session, I felt ‘balanced’; relaxed yet aware – and slightly light-headed. This I considered to be a normal response, yet I found my hearing had vastly improved! Everything felt at least 10x louder than earlier that morning.
I gave a singing lesson soon afterwards and it felt wonderful – both listening and demonstrating. I hadn’t thought that I was holding much tension, but Angela seemed to release some sort of ‘blockage’ in an incredibly short space of time.
Unsurprisingly, all my pupils that day received strong recommendations of the benefits of Alexander Technique.
I wish I could work with Angela on a more regular basis, only time prevents me from doing so.
My sessions learning the Alexander Technique with Angela have had a profound impact. When we started I was having lower back pain and, most importantly, issues with RSI not just in my wrist but all the way up my arm to my shoulder which was eﬀecting my performance at work. I am lucky enough to have a job that I love and the thought that I may have to stop doing it was causing allot of worry and stress.
After our ﬁrst session together a lot of that worry was dispelled. I think this was in part from hearing Angela’s own story, of how she found, and eventually became a practitioner, of Alexander Technique which was oddly similar to my own experience of RSI in the shoulder aﬀecting my work.
Ever since we began I have been acutely aware of my posture when both standing, sitting and lying down. As our sessions continued that awareness solidiﬁed and became something of an obsession.
A year on I rarely suﬀer from RSI or back pain and when I do I have the tools to help myself.
To say semi -supine saved my life could be an exaggeration sure, but it’s not far from the truth! I try to do it a few times a week and it’s my ﬁrst stop whenever discomfort creeps back.
I am very glad that I already had some experience with Tai chi and Yoga as I think this helped me get to grips with Alexander Technique’s more basic but fundamental elements. Breathing, relaxing and focusing on/isolating and sending messages to muscles and joints.
I remember Angela talking to me as we mapped the body. She would tell me to focus on my hips and try to relax them. Let the joint come loose. I remember how good it felt doing it and feeling the beneﬁt. It was so empowering to learn that I can send messages directly to joints to help relax them.
This was what I had needed. The tools to make myself better. Thanks Angela.
Angela is a great teacher, and I would happily recommend her to anyone who might beneﬁt from this work.