Without the guidance of an Alexander Technique teacher it is virtually impossible to learn the Alexander Technique. However, there are some practices and ideas you can use now to help you let go of tension and improve your coordination.
A practice of lying down to relieve tension, decompress the spine and improve posture. Get all the details here.
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Or check out my new Constructive Rest Audio Guide, which includes a 20-minute MP3 audio download and a PDF companion guide, giving you everything you need to get started with the wonderful practice.
Power Poses Plus
Doing high-power poses, such as the “Wonder Woman” pose, for just two minutes has been shown to improve your confidence and reduce your stress. In my experience, using the Alexander Technique as your approach to these poses enhances them further. Sign up for my newsletter and receive a free two-minute audio guide based on the Alexander Technique to boost your own “Wonder Woman” pose. For more information about high power poses, read my three blog posts:
- Body Language and the Alexander Technique
- Power, Presence, Confidence and Vulnerability
- Make the Most of Your “Wonder Woman” – with the Alexander Technique
Tips for Computer Users
Working at the computer is something many of us do everyday, sometimes for all our working day. Often we blame that for our aches and pains. However, how we sit and use our bodies while we work at our computers can have a huge impact on our comfort level.
Up With GravitySM
This system, created by Alexander Technique teacher Robert Rickover, is a simple and effective way to use gravity in a way that helps your coordination. The Up With GravitySM website gives short, straight-forward lessons that you can follow in sequence so you can start learning this method for yourself without a teacher. I’ve found this system to be very complementary to the Alexander Technique, as well as very accessible to start applying on your own.