Over ten years ago when I started the Alexander Technique with Alan Bignell, I hoped it would cure my very stiff neck – nothing else had improved it. To my delight the problem soon disappeared and by then I realised the many other benefits the Technique was bringing me. Awareness of the way I use my body became ingrained, preventing pain and discomfort even in cramped theatre seats, on trains and planes! It also helped me recover well from two hip replacements with good posture. I warmly recommend it.