Embody a unified whole in thought, body, and emotion. The Alexander Technique is a mind-body practice of self care. It 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 teaches the Alexander Techniquein Palm Springs, CA., and in Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA in the summers, and travels for workshops.