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.
If you have a clear strategy for approaching activity with poise, and practice using that strategy, you can think clearly and act without hesitation, That's the approach AT provides. AT can improve your artistry or up your game. And it can help you do this without pain.
Because with AT, you will think about it, decide on the best way to do it, then do it while continuing to think about it. And you'll do it better, while feeling better.
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. And 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.
Nevertheless, enduring continual pain can make your play less enjoyable. To say the least.
Fortunately, 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.