Welcome to Alexander Technique in Hove with Janet Jacobs MSTAT

“You translate everything, whether physical, mental, or spiritual into muscular tension”                   FM Alexander

Modern life brings us haste and a multitude of stimuli to respond to, but staying in natural balanced support in our body as we stand, sit and move through our day is crucial if we want to avoid strain or reduce pain from misuse. A unique mind-body discipline, Alexander Technique gives us a way of using ourselves without holding stress and tension in our body that we don’t need.

Alexander Technique helps you change what you notice and how you move, allowing you ease and freedom of movement from an understanding how your body is naturally coordinated. It’s a subtle education in movement and balance teaching you how to recognise and eliminate hidden postural habits which may bring aches or pain, but also encouraging a more considered response to everyday situations and demands.

“Let Alexander Technique be the breath you take before you do anything.”

I have a busy practice in Hove where I give individual Alexander Technique lessons and I teach at the Brighton Alexander Technique College (currently teaching some modules on-line)

*** I am presently teaching 1:1 via Zoom but returning in-person in accordance with government guidelines soon **

Although usually taught hands-on significant changes can come through on-screen guidance in helping you think more presently and freeing yourself from habits you no longer require.

Alexander Technique is a way of addressing postural habits but much more. As well regaining freedom and ease in how you sit, stand and move through your day you can restore poise in many aspects of your life.

As part of lessons I also teach a simple, effective practice of lying down – semi supine – that you can use every day to look after your neck and back, now many of us are on-screen for work or meetings with family and friends. Semi supine is a daily practice  that brings balance and calm to both mind and body – a skill for the ‘present now’.

Alexander Technique is a simple and practical re-education for the whole body and self, applying the principles of balance and conscious coordination for better movement and wellbeing.

“Learning how to react, or not to react to life with excess tension and effort is a lesson that has been invaluable in helping me look after my posture and wellbeing”                  Henrietta, lessons in Hove 2018

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Whether you want to maintain good posture, bring back freedom of movement, relieve aches or pains or reduce stress and anxiety, Alexander Technique can help restore an easy poise.

You are able to apply your new awareness from Alexander Technique in anything you do, whether you seek to be beautifully balanced in performance as a musician, actor or singer, in talks or business presentations, in sports, Yoga, or exercise. A practical philosophy, it can help you restore natural upright poise and fine balance in your body; something that you can take into all activities and acts of living – standing, walking, sitting over a laptop or in a coffee shop, driving, cycling, gardening, and much more.

‘One to one lessons have long-term benefits for people with back pain’            Results of a major clinical trial published in   The British Medical Journal