I've very much enjoyed being a student of Sylvie for the last two months, and am genuinely shocked at the profound effect studying the Alexander Technique has had for me.
Contrary to what is often thought, the Alexander Technique is not a therapy, neither does it deal with posture or position:
The question is not one of correct position, but of correct co-ordination*.
Thinking is central to the Alexander Technique and plays an important part in its teaching. The Alexander Technique re-trains students' thinking in such a way that this new way of thinking allows the body to move in a more natural way.
As vertebrates, we are made to move and we are in fact designed to do so. You might be doing yoga, running; you might be playing an instrument, etc. This is what you do. Although what you do is important, Alexander claims that how you do your yoga, how you run, how you play your instrument is of greater importance. He claims that your head/neck relationship with your body in movement will improve upon everything you do and that you will have better co-ordination.
A better co-ordination:
Taking up the Alexander Technique helps you move forward one step at a time whether you want:
By learning a new way of thinking, you will use less muscular effort in everything you do and hence will move more easily, efficiently and effectively.
So don't give up, the Alexander Technique can help you move forward and learn a process which is a simple and efficent solution to many problems and limitations we encounter, and very often create, in our lives.##########
* Man's Supreme Inheritance , Mouritz.
Fabulous introduction to the Alexander technique this morning. Eye-opening and thought provoking, thanks so much.
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