Sportspeople can find the Alexander Technique of great benefit to them. Freedom, ease of movement, efficiency of movement and staying in the moment are all extremely important.
Your body is the vital part of all sports and it therefore warrants looking after and being used in the best possible way.
Having worked with many different sportspeople, I have seen a lot of misuse that has caused frustrating games and debilitating injuries. If, for example, joints are not used the way the engineering of the body demands, then huge problems will occur.
Going to the gym to strengthen muscles can also strengthen the bad habits that cause problems. You need to be aware of HOW you exercise and to stop exercising the bad habits – which is very difficult to do if you don’t know you are doing them.
“Everyone is always teaching one what to do, leaving us still doing the things we shouldn’t do” F. M. Alexander.