I ASSIST AN ARTIST
TO LET GO OF TENSION ASSOCIATED WITH OPENING HER SHOW.
ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE LESSONS CAN RESTORE
THE EASE OF MOVEMENT WE ENJOYED AS CHILDREN.
RECOVERING OUR BIRTHRIGHT TO JOYFUL MOVEMENT
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
During Alexander Technique lessons, students are guided in exploring their bodies’ design for movement, how their habits interfere with that design, and how they can let go of those behaviors to allow innate patterns of locomotion to emerge effortlessly.
I direct a student’s attention to what is happening, as it is happening, so he makes his own discoveries and then finds ways to incorporate Alexander Technique principles into daily life. An Alexander lesson is an educational experience, not a treatment, nor is it learning the right way to do a task or to achieve good posture. The most effective way to live our lives is to become aware of our choices and to use our thinking to improve the way we use our whole selves, in Alexander-speak. That means experiencing our psycho-physical unity: to move in a new and different way is to feel and be new and different.
As one student put it, “Yes, the Alexander Technique is a way of observing and changing our movement habits towards freedom, balance, and coordination, but the real juice is that those basic gifts of bodily poise are deeply intertwined in one's entire life process."
Come for lessons to enjoy an exciting journey of discovery and release!
Karen and a student enjoy a light moment during a table lesson.
Over a course of several lessons, the student becomes able to think during activity, having explored basic movement patterns in lessons. She learns a way to be attentive enough to respond consciously to any stimulus (people, tasks, a sudden noise) rather than reacting habitually, with consequences that ripple though all aspects of her life.
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