Alexander Technique

channel your energy for the better

Alexander Technique (AT) is a holistic learning practice. AT makes us aware of subconscious habits and patterns interfering with our postural support, movement, and breathing. Then, with this awareness, and our growing AT skills, we can prevent and transform these habits. As a result, we can achieve an improved use of ourselves when performing daily activities. So thanks to AT, we can do all the things that matter most to us, in the best way possible. And guided by AT principles, our efforts won't undermine our natural bouyancy.

AT is used by people who are:

  • Actors, Singers or Instrumentalists
  • Athletes or Equestrians
  • Recovering From Injury
  • Managing Chronic Pain (Especially Back Pain)
  • Experiencing Discomfort Resulting From Work Activities
  • Suffering From Stage Fright or Anxiety
  • Suffering From Breathing Disorders
  • Living With Parkinson’s Disease
  • Women Preparing for Childbirth
  • Seniors Seeking Better Balance, Agility, and Confidence
  • Individuals Seeking To Improve or Explore Themselves

improve your Self with AT

People who study Alexander Technique generally take hands-on, individual lessons with a trained and certified AT teacher. They typically experience relief from chronic pain and discomfort. And they also enjoy improved breathing and voice production, as well as greater ease of movement. Ultimately, all this is made possible with more dynamic postural support.

Anyone who regularly practices AT is likely to improve his or her general functioning overall. This can include better balance, respiration, circulation, digestion, mood, and mental clarity.

Those of us who continuously practice Alexander Technique can increasingly resist habitual, debilitating reactions to internal and external stimuli. As a result, they are able to meet physical, mental, and emotional challenges with greater creativity and resilience.

AT teaching has been passed down directly from its early 20th-century creator, F.M. Alexander. Over time, different teaching approaches have emerged, as adapted by influential teachers who originally trained under F.M.  At betterATbeing, we teach AT in the tradition of Walter Carrington, to whom F.M. entrusted his practice on his death.

Carrington's classic approach to teaching AT is closest to F.M.'s own. And it provides the pupil with the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to take on any activity with grace, poise, and freedom.