Move Well. Feel Good. Look Great. Update Your Posture!
While the Alexander Technique today is available for anyone interested in developing their own potential, it remains the top secret ingredient for peak performance training among the world's elite performers such as olympic athletes, musicians, public speakers, actors and dancers.
Not only that, but a century of experience and research shows that this work also dramatically supports postural, mental & physical well-being, pain management, self-confidence, and a healthy aging process.
Changing your posture means improving your health along the way. Changing your posture clarifies your intentions and goals in life, helping you move with new vitality. You can age gracefully, and undo your postural stress and pain. You can learn to express yourself with more ease and confidence.
Discovering the workings of your body's intrinsic design will help you restore stability and function from within your structure. A slowly deteriorating posture can set you up for numerous health issues and premature physical aging.
Our posture is the most overlooked health issue in today's world.
Unaware of the consequences, many of us tend to carry ourselves in ways that are contradictory to the workings of our amazing and unique human design. Much of our postural pain is self-made. Attempting to follow old-fashioned commands like "Sit up straight!" or "Pull your shoulders back, tummy in!" will bring added strain and tension because it goes directly against how we are build to function. Such advice will reinforce the slouching and skeletal collapse that is already present, and further tense necks and lower backs, stiffen immobile shoulders, and bring shallow breath, headaches, attention problems, exhaustion, sensations of anxiety, low self-esteem, and stress. This is also the start of premature aging.
Learning to respond with less tension to life, being less reactive in general, and learning to move not against but with your physical design will give you the power to take charge of how you move, feel and look. A person in balance is poised and looks at ease. A person in balance feels light and energetic, free of tension, and ready to move.
Only when all parts of the body can relate in a subtle and free relationship to each other, thus allowing lengthening in statue and widening across the body, can dynamic posture and optimum breathing be possible. Come and study the Alexander Technique!
You have a standing desk and ergonomic office chair, and maybe even purchased wearable devices claiming to help with posture, but your pain and tension continue to increase?
Postural behaviour is so deeply ingrained and habitual that it is difficult to sense inwardly what it is that we are actually doing with ourself, especially when we are sitting still. We may only notice the effects via mysterious back pain and gripping muscles, increased mental exhaustion and overload, or when we realize our slouching posture in a photograph.
Smart posture comes from understanding how mind and body work efficiently and united, not from a new expensive chair or smart-looking external device. While good ergonomics are of course important, learning to sense what movement choices are actually available to you in the work set-up you use, is the missing link to postural health at the computer.
Learn to use awareness and your intention to move with efficiency and ease at work. Sitting and typing is still considered movement!
When Your Posture Creates Pain
Long term and high-level unmanaged stress in the system can keep the body in fight-flight-freeze mode, signaling the constant release of stress hormones like an ongoing, low-level fever. It will cloud over our senses, and limit the flow of blood and oxygen to the parts of the brain and body which are responsible for relaxation, revitalization, healing and growth.
Alexander coaches are posture educators. A deteriorating posture is one of the primary signs of structural aging. Learn unique principles & processes that will teach you to clearly understand cause and effect of postural stress and tension.
You will realize that you always have a choice in how you carry yourself through life, thus directly affecting postural problems at the root.
Different from other modalities and medical interventions, in Alexander Technique coaching lessons you are not treated as a patient, but empowered as a client with unique life experience. You've got the chance to become an expert of yourself by learning essential skills to eliminate the cause of your postural tension.
Alexander's Speciality Become Your Own Expert
Self-awareness and physical elegance positively influence the general functioning of the human organism.
Alexander discovered that poor habits of body use developed over time can come to dominate an activity, and that we are rarely aware of them.
These habits continue long after the initial reasons for developing them have gone, and often result inunnecessary muscular efforts and a depletion of our energy with possible long term consequences - back strain, postural and balance problems, neck pain, migraines, high blood pressure, low self-esteem, etc.
If you are experiencing symptoms like breathing problems, back pain, excess tension, anxiety, mood swings, exhaustion & low energy, or strong emotional stress responses - Learn to restore your upright functioning to an optimal balance.