AT is a 125-year-old method any of us can use to better negotiate our relationship with gravity, so that we can meet and match this universal force downward with an energy flow upward from within.
AT’s positive influence on posture and functioning is supported by modern neuroscience. It’s not magic. It's a set of teachable skills.
Toddlers typically exhibit an innate upward orientation in posture and movement until they begin adapting to grownup behaviors. This upward tendency is steadily, unconsciously compromised by habitual tension and stress response patterns as we grow older. We have little to no awareness of this loss.
Our ability to go up can be reestablished with instruction on avoiding the habits of excessive and unnecessary tension common to virtually all adults.
Learning Alexander Technique reacquaints us with our own anti-gravity energy, teaching us to direct it fortuitously, so that we can function better and feel better.
There are few life activities or conditions that won’t be improved by having this energy within us well-directed. AT is widely popular with
actors, singers and instrumentalists
athletes and equestrians
those recovering from injury or managing chronic pain
people suffering from stage fright or anxiety
people with breathing disorders
seniors seeking better balance and confidence in movement, and many others
AT is a great personal resource to practice and develop, bringing with it a resilience and flexibility that adds to the joy of living.
If you would like to study AT, I would be pleased to become your teacher.