New Dates: TBA*
We are born with the innate ability to move with freedom.
We move to perform tasks both easy and complex, to express ourselves, to interact with the world, and to get things done. The habits, stresses and tensions of life can challenge our innate abilities, sometimes to the point of crippling our capacity to move and think with ease.
The Alexander Technique has a 120-year history of teaching people how to use their bodies well again. It has been studied by thinkers and scientists, and taught in performing arts schools throughout the world.
The technique is a form of postural re-education that improves performance, relieves chronic stiffness, tension, and stress. In the large randomized controlled trial of almost 600 patients conducted in England, the Alexander Technique was more effective for chronic low back pain than massage or exercise. Please read the full article at PubMed, or if you prefer, please view this 6 min YouTube clip describing the study findings.
The Alexander Technique improves:
- Posture and the way we use our bodies in everyday actions
- Body awareness
- muscular aches and pains
- certain recoveries from surgery or accidents
- Self-care and well-being ( including aging well)
The Technique may prevent:
- Injuries from sports activities and repetitive stress injuries
- Osteoarthritis — by moderating the stress and strain on your joints, especially the low back and knees
- Falls — through improved balance and coordination
Individual sessions are $120 each.
Check the GWCIM Classes site for small group class offerings.
Lessons are given by Mary Naden.