The Alexander Technique is a hands-on method that teaches people about ideal posture, movement, and breath. In a lesson, you practice your regular daily activities using the new principles you are learning. The Alexander Technique focuses on how you do the daily activities that matter to you.
As you learn to release tension and decompress your joints, in stillness and in movement, you notice an overall sense of lightness. When posture is balanced and movement is more efficient, pain and strain are lessened. Performing artists and athletes learn to work smarter, not harder.
As a mind-body practice of self care, the Alexander Technique is more about un-doing what doesn’t work than about adding something to your already busy life. Learning the Technique builds your capacity for presence and boosts performance in any activity. Pain caused by postural habits, like slouching or trying to “stand up straight,” or by injury compensations, can be relieved by learning to de-compress and release unnecessary muscular tension. Tuning in to your body’s signals, you can learn to calm your own nervous system, rebalance from stressful situations and respond with more choice.
Constance Clare-Newman has been teaching this unique hands-on method for over 15 years. Constance is a highly trained (1800 hours) professional who teaches private lessons and group classes in Palm Springs, CA., and in Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA in the summers, and travels for workshops.