Located in Austin Texas, Northwest Austin Alexander Technique offers lessons to a wide array of individuals; professionals, retired individuals, athletes, musicians, singers, actors, medical professionals, dancers, people with tension, chronic pain and those who simply want to be more comfortable in their daily activities. The Alexander Technique has been taught since the early 1900’s and was developed by F. M. Alexander (1869-1955). It remains a viable psychophysical approach to change habitual patterns of how a person uses themselves as they sit, stand, walk, exercise, work, keyboard, and move about through life.
The Alexander Technique is not so much something you learn as something you unlearn. It is a method of releasing unwanted, accumulated muscular tension. During lessons, students learn to recognize their current psychophysical use, reason out how better use can occur and consciously act with better use in in a more easeful manner. These profound changes allow a person to move consciously and mindfully through their day.
The Alexander Technique shines light on one’s inefficient habits of movement and patterns of accumulated tension and misuse. These habits and tension interfere with the innate ability to move easily. The Alexander Technique helps the student more closely align with their natural movement. It is a simple and powerful approach offering the opportunity to take charge of one’s own change and healing process. It is not a series of passive treatments but an active exploration, changing the way the student thinks and responds in activity. It produces a skill set that can be applied in every situation. Lessons leave one feeling lighter, freer, and more grounded.