Improve your Yoga, Pilates, Qigong, and Meditation Practices
The Alexander Technique offers an every-moment practice for greater self-awareness. It joins other practices like Tai-chi, yoga, meditation, contemplation, and others that help you learn the skill of presence. It is unique, however, because every posture and movement of the body throughout the day is a context for connecting your mind/body and practicing good body use. Many students are amazed at how their other practices toward presence improve rapidly, effortlessly, when they apply the Alexander Technique principles of Awareness, Inhibition, and Direction.
Being present, balanced, in the moment, centered, and poised are terms frequently used by Alexander students to express how they feel during and after a lesson. The teacher is critical to the experience because the second you step ‘out of the moment’ your teacher sees it, feels it, and reflects it immediately.
Learning the Alexander Technique is practicing how to be in the moment. It is taking a broader focus so that awareness of the self enhances awareness of the environment. It is learning how to connect awareness of self with whatever is happening. The aim is to return to the natural ease and poise of being alive which is our birthright.
The aim is to return to the natural ease and poise which were our rightful inheritance as a small child.
How The Alexander Technique has helped increase the Mind/Body Connection
“I originally sought the Alexander Technique as a method of preventing knee injury so prevalent to tai chi martial artists. In the process of learning the Alexander Technique, I gained much, much more. With Sherry’s skillful guidance, depth of knowledge and healing touch, my practice of tai chi has improved tenfold. The Alexander Technique isn’t just about body mechanics, it is about cultivating a deep sense of personal awareness and presence that ultimately enhances ease of movement, balance of mind and body, and spiritual centeredness.”