The Human Body
Nick Chapman Alexander Technique

The Human Body is Amazing. Try not to get in its way.

It’s surprising how many of us suffer unnecessarily because of how we use our bodies, the human body. Using the Alexander Technique we learn how to stop getting in the way of this incredible piece of evolution that is us. Interestingly this goes for the mind as well. One way or another we get in our own way. What we call in the Alexander Technique-interference. We must learn to stop doing this! We can get in touch with the body in a way that makes us aware of when it is not working properly. Usually, because we are shortening in stature. Or because we have allowed tension to clog up the muscles. Mentally we tend to worry or allow each thought to create more tension. This can happen with good or bad news (mainly bad). The human body is a subtle mixture of muscle and bone and this must be balanced, though most people struggle with this. However, when we become fully aware of how we use the body, it is possible to prevent tightening and shortening. What we call in the Alexander Technique-interference. Therefore the objective is to learn to function in a non-interfering way. For more on what we teach see, read this article; The First Lesson.


Nick Chapman is an Alexander Technique teacher in private practice.

He qualified as a teacher at The Constructive Teaching Centre Lansdowne road in Holland Park and is a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. He holds the certificate for teachers of the F. Matthias Alexander Technique. He was trained by W.H.M. Carrington.and D.M.G. Carrington. W.H.M. Carrington studied with Alexander and was the most influential teacher in the country. He is now a legend. His wife Dylis was also his teacher and was just as influential.

Nick Chapman is employed by Merrill Lynch and UBS as the resident Alexander Teacher.

Nick Chapman has considerable experience in the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal, stress and anxiety related problems.

He worked with the Odyssey Trust, where he used Alexander Technique and other relaxation methods for the relief of drug withdrawal.

He also worked in nursing homes where the nurses found great benefits using the technique for stress and the management of various physical problems from maneuvering and handling high risk patients.