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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 Technique exercises require a […]
Don’t just do something, sit there.
Alexander Technique exercises are almost anti-exercises, because Alexander Technique exercises reduce tension, rather than increase it. Reducing extra muscular effort is the exercise.
For instance, notice any tension in your neck.
Let it go.
Release the excess neck tension again, and your head will rotate forward, and come up.
While your head is leading your spine up, think of […]
The Alexander Technique can make you uncomfortable.
Last week I started to write a post about how change, even change for the better, can feel uncomfortable. The post kind of stalled out for a few days, which felt kind of familiar…and comfortable. Until yesterday.
Yesterday I taught my weekly Alexander class. A woman in class made some big […]