What is the Alexander Technique?
The Alexander Technique is an education process where we learn how to think and move in cooperation with our design in order to perform at our best as often as possible.
The basic principle of the Alexander Technique is that all movement (including sitting, walking, washing the dishes, thinking, speaking, singing, problem solving…) can be performed more easily if the head is balanced well with the rest of the body.
During a lesson with me you will learn how to:
- Observe yourself
- Understand how the body moves
- Explore how your thinking impacts on your movement
- Make choices about how you think and move
I work with students in a few ways to explore this balance, including:
- Conversation and discussion to explore how our thinking impacts on our movement
- Reviewing anatomical images to ensure the image we have of our moving body is accurate
- Using touch to help encourage a balanced relationship between head and rest of the body
In every situation we have habitual responses. These are sometimes very helpful (like being able to tie our shoe laces) and sometimes not (like tightening our shoulders when we start to think about what we want to do with our lives). The technique helps us to see our unhelpful habits and make different choices when they emerge. If we are tightening ourselves when we think about our purpose in life then it will be harder for us to find answers to these important questions that are meaningful and sustainable.
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