The Alexander technique
The reason behind this technique is to reach a state of active conscious, regarding the body. With the help of a professional you can learn to modify your movements when you walk, sit, lie down, lift objects and even write at a computer. You normally find that you have been using more strength than necessary in a lot of the movements and automatically use movements that can bring us chronic tension.
Many postures and movements can show problems within the nervous system, for example people who suffer from depression can find they have curved shoulders and spine appearance, thanks to the exercises used in the Feldenkrais Method, students can identify this habit and correct it, which helps with control over their moods. This method is also good for back pain, joints, osteoporosis and fibromialgia. It also helps sports injuries of all kinds.
This is actually more than 70 years old, known then as Intensive Swedish gymnastics, which allows in a short period of time to work on the muscle tone with a big effect. It also gives the student a good education into posture in and out of the gym. Each exercise is repeated 5 to 10 times. The movements are short, but well controlled, which gives strength and stretch for the muscles without looking like a body builder.
People who follow this therapy say that it is one of the best breathing tools, to make a change in an individual . Each person has their own breathing rhythm and it is very different from that of your finger print.With this as a guided therapy in a class of approx one hour and a half , we can achieve excellent breathing using the healing powers that are at times hidden from us.
The diafram is a muscle which separates our breathing organs from our digestion organs, and can be considered as the key to the entry of emotional problems, seen as muscle contraction, in any part of the body,through the practise of breathing exercises and movement techniques, a person can achieve with time a rhythm as when sleeping, it will correct postures and help the functions of your internal organs , it can also help to release blocked energy .
This is a soft chinese form of gymnastics, which any age can do, the object of Tai-Chi is to exercise the body and create harmony between yin & Yang. To learn the basic movements, you will need approx 3 months, The Chi-kung is also an oriental exercise which helps to flow the chi, or also known as vital energy of the internal organs, via determined postures meditation and breathing.