What is the Alexander Technique and how it can help you
Learn how the Alexander Technique can help and benefit you. Benefits include reducing chronic back pain and improving your posture.
The Alexander Technique
Our bodies are naturally designed to move freely and easily throughout our lives. Yet, many of us suffer from aches, pains, stress, and anxiety on a daily basis.
We interfere with our natural coordination with habitual tension. Using the Alexander Technique you will learn to consciously undo harmful habits and use your body with less effort. You will learn to move, create, and live free from unnecessary tension and stress.
Benefits of the Alexander Technique
Learning to calm your nervous system and engage your self-awareness both physically and mentally gives you more access to the inherent support of your body. You'll have more tools and more support when you find yourself in stressful, anxiety inducing situations.
Habitual tension pulls us down physically and emotionally. By taking the time to observe and undo your habits, you will notice a positive shift in your posture and the way you use your body. Being 'up' both physically and mentally becomes effortless when we let go of interfering habits.
The Alexander Technique will help you do activities in such a way that you won't overwork yourself and put unnecessary strain on your muscles, joints, and skeletal structure. This method of self care will also help ease and prevent chronic strain injuries that are a result of habitual tension.
With better posture, coordination, and self awareness, looking and feeling confident comes naturally. No matter if you are getting up on stage, walking into a room full of people, or going on a date, you will have the tools to feel more at ease and confident.
Working on skills of observation, gaining awareness of your habitual reactions, and giving yourself time to choose how to respond to situations makes the perfect recipe for improving your communication with others. Whether it be your boss, partner, friend, or family member, being a good listener and staying calm and open is essential for communicating compassionately and effectively.
With a poised head-neck-back relationship our breathing functions as it is designed and creates a visceral massage for our internal organs. Without compression in the body, particularly the larynx, our coordination and breath facilitates vocal resonance.