The Alexander Technique

Angelique Swallow
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Angelique Swallow MSTAT  

 

 
Aboutme About me Angelique Swallow

My experiences & health benefits of the Alexander Technique:
After a skiing accident I suffered many dislocations of my shoulder, unfortunately the methods then for repairing ligaments were probably none existing, as the solution was to cut out half a muscle in order to tighten the area around my shoulder. As an experienced Alexander Teacher, I can see now all the pitfalls of such a procedure, which included impaired movements and 2 years later constant hip pain.

I was fortunate enough, at the time, to have come across the above documentary about FM Alexander's discoveries and for me it was 'one of those light-bulb moments', as I instantly realised that my pain was caused not just due to my injury, but also due to years of accumulated harmful habits. I was so impressed that I found an Alexander Technique Teacher the following day and have never looked back.

When I had my second skiing accident, I was fortunate enough to have been an experience Alexander practitioner, as after the replacement of my anterior cruciate ligament and to my Surgeon's surprise, I recovered very quickly..

The Alexander Technique has truly been life changing for me, as I've found true happiness being able to carry out all my daily activities with ease and without pain.

For this reason, I have always felt that one day I would like to become a Teacher and here I am a STAT qualified Alexander Technique Teacher trained at the London Centre for Alexander Technique & Training - LCATT. I hope to pass on my experiences to others, as both my body and mind benefited greatly from the Technique. I believe that Alexander's teachings can provide a way forward for human development/evolution and it will be a great privilege to contribute and hopefully expand this wonderful, yet sadly often overlooked legacy.