Alexander Technique sitting posture exercises are taught throughout all the lessons that you take. They make up a fundamental part of learning the Alexander Technique posture. Below, we reveal more about the way in which we sit and the impact it has on our body.
When it comes to your spine, standing and sitting down is pretty much the same, right? So, why do we sit so differently to the way in which we stand? Most people are sitting in a manner that is harmful to their body, overworking some muscles and underusing others. One of the reasons we sit in an ineffective manner is because we are unaware of what we are doing to our bodies. For example, people sit with their coccyx in contact with the chair, causing the lower back to round and the pelvis to topple forward; leading to pain in the long run. Consideration also needs to be given to the surface you sit on. It should be firm and flat. If you can stand on the surface, then it is ideal for sitting on. Think about how difficult it is to balance standing on a sofa, and this is why it is hard to sit on a sofa properly. Another reason we sit incorrectly is because this act tends to be associated with relaxation. We prefer to slouch instead of sitting upright, as we feel it helps us to relax. This is a common misunderstanding, and the Alexander Technique can help you to unlearn these bad habits.
Now you know the truth about sitting! My name is Susanna Scouller, of Alexander Principle, and I would be delighted to teach you more about the Alexander Technique sitting posture and other ways you can use the Alexander Technique to benefit your life. Head to http://www.alexanderprinciple.co.uk, or call 020 7821 0007.