Mark Josefsberg

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About Mark Josefsberg

Mark has maintained a full-time Alexander Technique teaching practice in
New York City since his national certification in 2003. He teaches
private lessons as well as ongoing small group classes, and is on
faculty at The American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT).

My Alexander Technique Book

I want to write a book on the Alexander Technique, but I don't even know how to start. I could start with what I’ve already written, print it out, and organize it in neat piles if my cat allows it. Is that the beginning of a book? I'll need a cover. I could probably make one [...]

The Alexander Technique–Embraceable You

Tension While thinking about a future event that may or may not happen, I noticed I was physically bracing. My habit, (along with my unhealthy obsession with porcelain poodles), involves some tightening in my jaw, my neck, and a slight raising of my left shoulder. How about you? And while I'm asking, how does anxiety, boredom, [...]

Alexander Technique, Stress, Posture, and Change.

Human beings have the (unfortunate) ability to experience stress, with all its physical manifestations, even before a stressful event has taken place. And, just by thinking, we can re-experience the stress response months or years after a past event. And it's oddly comfortable, like a good slump. It's familiar. It's who we are. It's a habit. Bi-directional [...]

5 Alexander Technique Exercises

When you see the word exercise, do you imagine exercises like lifting weights, jogging, or calisthenics? Those exercises increase strength and endurance, and you can use the Alexander Technique as you do them, but Alexander Technique exercises have different goals. Alexander Technique exercises reduce stress and tension, rather than increase it. "No pain–Only gain." Alexander [...]

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