BENEFITS OF ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
For self care
With the Alexander Technique, you learn how to strip away deep-seated tension patterns at the root of your discomfort. You can prevent injury to joints and muscles by learning how to move with grace and ease. You rehabilitate more quickly from injury or surgery. You rebalance your musculature, encouraging joint expansion and increased range of motion. You learn how to take fuller charge of your own health.
"Yesterday I put my back to the ultimate test by completing a 220-mile bike ride. My discs still may be bulging or ruptured, but I now know that my severe pain was the product of misuse of my body. The Technique gave me the ability to free my back of tension and stress."
Douglas K. Hodges, commodities trader
Your health is affected by your movement style. Whether you are a computer user, a frequent flyer, an active parent or a performing artist, you can learn to move in harmony with your body's natural design. By stopping tension patterns before they escalate, you prevent the physical wear and tear of stress. As your breathing capacity expands, you discover a greater resource of energy.
"The Technique helped me to develop a sense of ease, presence and control--both physically and emotionally. I feel more centered in my work, both as a therapist and Aikido practitioner."
Ania Small, psychotherapist
Aikido 2nd degree black belt
For skill enhancement
With a fuller understanding of how the body works, you can return to activities you enjoy. Athletes and martial artists can refine their form, optimize their strength and increase endurance. Public speakers can lessen performance anxiety and improve voice quality. Performing artists can relieve tension and illuminate their stage presence.
Learning the Technique