The Alexander Technique is a method for retraining movement and postural patterns in order to free our body’s natural responsiveness and tone. As we reduce compression, collapse, unnecessary bracing or tightness, we can find relief from chronic pain, as well as increased ease and coordination in activity. The benefits of an AT practice can be applied to daily life, as well as to athletics and the performing arts.
Daily Life – This technique helps us recognize our own habits of holding, narrowing or constriction, and teaches us to “inhibit” or stop creating these patterns in our bodies and in our minds. We learn to redirect ourselves toward openness.
Athletics – The Alexander Technique teaches us how to step out of habitual performance patterns, and affords us concerted practice in present attention, positive intent, directed energy, and muscle use appropriate to the demands of each moment.
Performing Arts – For those who use their bodies as an instrument (actors, singers, dancers, musicians, artists, athletes), the Alexander Technique is a practice in discovering a wide range of expressive options outside the habitual “costume” of our everyday postural, emotional and movement habits.