Alexander Technique

channel your energy for the better

Alexander Technique (AT) is a holistic learning practice that makes us aware of subconscious habits and patterns interfering with our postural support, movement, and breathing. Using our AT skills enables us to prevent and transform these habits, and consequently promotes an improved use of ourselves when performing daily activities. With AT, we can do all the things that matter most to us, in the best way possible. 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, by taking hands-on lessons with a trained and certified AT teacher, typically experience relief from chronic pain and discomfort. They also enjoy improved breathing and voice production, and greater ease of movement.

Anyone who regularly practices AT is likely to improve their general functioning overall, including 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. Thanks to their AT skills, 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. It provides the pupil with the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to take on any activity with grace, poise, and freedom.

Call (646) 981-9330 to learn more about Alexander Technique, get acquainted with your teacher, Elizabeth, and schedule a lesson.