Play Better | Alexander Technique for Accelerated Recovery in New York
Whatever you play
Play can be very a serious matter.
If you are a professional musician or sportsperson, your livelihood depends on playing your best. But even if you are a devoted amateur, your instrument or sport means a lot to you, and you want to do it well.
Pressure to perform, even if you are the source of that pressure, can negatively impact motor coordination and breathing, which can spoil your performance. AT can help.
"Just do it" is really bad advice
Just forging ahead, without thinking first, can have bad consequences, from fumbles to actual injury. But with AT, you'll have an edge: thinking ahead, and thinking in activity.
With AT you have a clear strategy for approaching activity with poise, and practice using that strategy in your lessons and on your own, so you can think clearly and act without hesitation. This can improve your artistry or up your game.
Do your best and feel your best.
Whatever kind of play you're engaged in—even just your daily workout—doing it unthinkingly can do you harm. But you know that even serious play should be challenging, not self-destructive!
Giving up avocational play to ward off pain may be a tough trade-off. Playing may be the way you bond with people you care about—friends, colleagues, teammates or family members.
Don't let pain can make your play less enjoyable.
Alexander Technique can offer strategic alternatives that can make playing the game or instrument that you love best a less trying experience. So, you'll love it even more.