In this gentle movement-based class, we will explore movement that
allows muscles to elongate for optimal tone to make everyday movement,
exercise and upright posture easier. Movements are based on the
Alexander Technique, a method shown to reduce pain and stress, to
increase body awareness, and to improve balance, posture, respiratory
function, and ease and range of motion.
How we move and how we
think about movement influences our experience of movement. Habits keep
us tied to the same patterns of movement without even realizing it. We
all tend to take our unconscious habits of tension into all our
activities, and when we do that, we practice tension. The highly
practical Alexander Technique helps you get better at what you do by
learning to redirect patterns of tension that create excess effort and
pull your body out of its natural, easy alignment. Alexander
Technique-based mindful movement is the perfect complement to your yoga,
swimming, walking or other fitness or meditation practice.