FAQ: THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
What is the Alexander Technique?
There is a whole-body pattern that is common to all of our daily actions, and this pattern either supports or aggravates common health concerns such as stress, back pain, joint pain, or general discomfort in repetitive activities. This pattern can be optimized for a well-supported approach to any activity.
What do people learn in taking a series of lessons??
Sometimes a compensation pattern learned while recovering from an old injury becomes more of an obstacle to free movement than the original injury itself.
By learning to observe and respond differently in real time, lightness and freedom can be achieved where there was formerly an excess of effort and tension.
Is it only a technique to "relax" or can I use it during the day??
It certainly can be used to alleviate overall tension, but it is not limited to providing a quiet respite in an otherwise busy day.
What happens in a lesson??
Habitual patterns are identified, such as
How long will I need to take lessons??