Work smarter

Image of man working at computer and holding his aching neck. Alexander Technique can help you work smarter and do better on the job.

Alexander Technique (AT) addresses one of the great unsolved problems of modern society: how to work smarter.  Because we all need to work smarter if we don't want to work in a state of continual pain and discomfort.
Unless you are a professional mattress tester, you probably work in an upright position (either standing or sitting). Only human beings, of all the animals on earth, spend most of their time in the upright. And it's a difficult posture to maintain, particularly in stillness. In response to this predicament, a great deal of ergonomic furniture is bought and sold every year with the promise of making work in the upright bearable. But for the most part, furniture will not change things very much. Or not enough. Because the equipment that is malfunctioning is not the furniture. We, ourselves, are the problem.
If you spend many of your working hours in front of a  computer, your arms and eyes are probably pulling you forward and downward. You hunch over, forget to take breaks, and forget to breathe.  And the discomfort you feel affects the way you feel about your work. But there is a way to work smarter, and do better.
When you're working hard, Alexander Technique (AT) can stop you from being hard on yourself. It can also help you enhance your performance at work. How? By making you more aware of the unnecessary tension and unhelpful postures you may be assuming unconsciously. Because AT was created to make upright posture work for us, not against us.
Using AT, you can maintain mindfulness in activity. And you can do your best work without distorting your body. Because when you are at ease in your body, your mind is clearer and you are not distracted by discomfort. You will have more energy and stamina. And you can be completely present, for yourself, and your work.

What you do can hurt you

Image of a dentist working on a patient's teeth, standing in an uncomfortable position. betterATbeing can help professionals like this work with less pain.

Many professionals, in all different kinds of specialized fields, find their routines leave them sore and stiff at the end of the day. Alexander Technique can be especially helpful to them.

Certain callings are likely to provok on-the-job distress because they require long hours in difficult postures. Dentists, surgeons, videographers, hair stylists and plumbers all have their own particular kinds of aches and pains. And concert musicians genuinely suffer for their art!

AT brings relief. Because with AT, you work smarter. And better.

 

Do and feel your best - work smarter

The bottom line is that work should be challenging, but not self-destructive.

What's the solution? Just giving up a pain-inducing activity isn’t always an option. It may be crucial to the task at hand, a duty to employers or family members, or essential to making your living. And feeling that you must put up with pain can add emotional stress to your physical discomfort.

Whatever you do for a living, Alexander Technique can offer strategic alternatives for doing it smarter.