The Art of Letting Go

The Alexander Technique is not so much something you learn as something you unlearn. It is a method of releasing unwanted muscular tension throughout your body which has accumulated over many years of stressful living. This excess tension often starts in childhood and, if left unchecked, can give rise in later life to common ailments such as arthritis, neck and back pain, migraines, hypertension, sciatica, insomnia and even depression.
Specifically, the Alexander Technique helps if you:
  • Suffer from repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Have a backache or stiff neck and shoulders.
  • Become uncomfortable when sitting at your computer for long periods of time
  • Are a singer, musician, actor, dancer or athlete and feel you are not performing at your full potential.

More information on other sites:

A short presentation by Padmini Menon, a friend of Kaleidoscope, who practices and teaches the Alexander Technique in Bangalore, India. Contact her via email

A 13 minute video on the Alexander Technique by the British Medical Journal