The Northern California Center for The Alexander Technique

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The Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a proven method to help reduce pain and stress. Although the Technique is educational and not therapy, it is found in many rehabilitation programs to help heal injury and recuperate from surgery. The Alexander Technique is also a vital part of the curriculum of many universities and conservatories both here and abroad, and is made available to employees of many companies and corporations. 

The purpose of the study of the Alexander Technique is to get in touch with our natural elegance of movement and expression that have always been a part of each of us. During the course of a lesson, the teacher will, through verbal and hands on instruction, help the pupil contact a feeling of ease, lightness and connection perhaps not experienced since childhood. Students begin to recognize that movement and expression are within their control, and they are therefore able to determine the amount of tension and muscular activity applied to any task. Through a study of the Technique, we learn to use our energy more efficiently, and stresses and strains that may have led to discomfort and pain, begin to go away.

A study of the Alexander Technique may be useful for:
  • Singing and the Use of the Voice

  • Stage performance and anxiety

  • Reducing or eliminating Back Pain

  • Walking/Hiking/Backpacking 

  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting

  • Swimming

  • Aging gracefully

  • Reducing or eliminating Joint Pain

  • Sports Performance and Fitness

  • Martial Arts

  • Yoga

As we study the Alexander Technique, we learn there are frequently many ways to go about all our activities. With consciousness and awareness, we become open to the alternatives of our life routines without adding unnecessary effort, pain and stress. It is with this understanding that we learn to use only the energy we truly need for any activity.