Age gracefully

Image of an attractive, smiling, white-haired woman standing at the foot of a stairway. betterATbeing Alexander Technique can help you age more gracefully, and keep your balance, mobility and confidence as you grow older.

With AT, better balance and mobility keep us upright and active.

As we grow older, it's easy to lose confidence in ourselves. Because we find we are losing our stature balance, and mobility. The best thing we can do to stay well as we age is to keep moving. But if we become fearful of falling, we grow reluctant to move. And the less we move, the less we can move. Alexander Technique (AT) can make all the difference between limiting ourselves or becoming more capable and self-assured.

Alexander Technique promotes healthful aging by helping us continue to stay upright and active over time. AT lessons awaken and train our proprioception (our understanding of where we are in space). It can make a big difference in how we navigate our surroundings. AT can help us maintain a healthy stance, gait and perspective on our own abilities. This makes it easier to meet the challenges of activity with good judgment and self-assurance.

You will find AT work is stimulating mentally and physically, without being unreasonably taxing for an older body. And there is always something more to learn, try, and put to use in our daily lives. F.M. Alexander once advised an elderly student, “Make sure you’ve always got something to look forward to.” Alexander Technique can help us look forward to things ahead, because wherever our next steps may lead us, our AT skills will guide us, safe and sound.