I happened to stumble upon this profound and curiously little known technique several years ago during a chance conversation with a practitioner of functional medicine. Although I had always been perplexed and curious about the epidemical suffering from tension in the head, neck, back and shoulders – during this specific discussion about the stresses and strains of daily life, my doctor recommended speaking with a practitioner of the Alexander Technique whose focus aligned with my curiosities about head, neck, back.
Over the course of several classes, I learned to focus on how I used myself, how I thought, how I moved, how I breathed, and how I learned. Most importantly, the Alexander Technique taught me to be more aware of how I focused my attention. The Technique awakened and reeducated my innate and sorely underutilized resiliency. I now have a sense of self-awareness to use at anytime to improve my wellbeing. I found this skill to be the best means of self-care, preventative health maintenance, and overall healing I have ever learned.
I am an AmSAT (American Society for the Alexander Technique) certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. I received my teacher certification after completing a 3year/1600 hour training course at The American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT) in New York City.