The Alexander Technique is an awareness building practice that engages with how one is thinking and moving. Many of the ways we’ve learned to sit, stand, walk, and move create unnecessary strain and tension. AT both addresses these accumulations from our lifestyles, as well as build the tools that one can use to optimally engage in any activity.
In an AT lesson or class, students are guided to build awareness around how they’re moving while integrating new choices and direction that lead to a dynamic balance, increased coordination, appropriate muscle tone and effort, and a general sense of ease and lightness. Through the discovery of our own habits and tendencies, we shed light on ways that we might be interfering with our own optimal functioning. AT provides a process for making new choices and directing oneself towards an easier and more coordinated experience.