Alexander Technique

 

The Alexander Technique is a renowned educational method that encourages poise, ease of movement, balance and coordination, better use of the breath and voice, and increased awareness of all the senses.  Students learn to lengthen the spine, free joints, and release muscle tension in order to use their whole selves in a more integrated, functional, and natural manner. Students learn to deal more effectively with the stresses and stimuli of everyday life as they become increasingly self aware of their habitual ways of thinking and moving.  The Alexander Technique offers a fresh perspective on the present moment and promotes a greater sense of well-being.

 

The Alexander Technique is generally taught through a series of private lessons.  In a lesson, the teacher uses gentle touch and verbal directions to lead the student through simple movements without engaging muscular habits that interfere with the natural poise of the body. A lesson includes both work with the student lying clothed on a bodywork table, and work that guides a student through movement - such as sitting, standing, walking, running, singing, playing an instrument, yoga/martial arts, public speaking, sports, working at a desk/computer, lifting, meditation, etc.

 

Seth also incorporates and adapts aspects of the Alexander Technique for psychotherapy clients who are interested in somatic work that explores the integration of mind and body. 

 

Seth is certified by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT). 

Seth's AmSAT profile:

www.amsatonline.org/teacher/SethAmbrose

 

For more information on the Alexander Technique and AmSAT, please visit:

www.amsatonline.org

Continue exploring with The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique:

www.alexandertechnique.com

"Change involves carrying out an activity against the habit of life."

"You translate everything, whether physical, mental, or spiritual, into muscular tension."

-F.M. Alexander