What Is The Alexander Work?
How Alexander Alliance Teachers Can Help You
We simply observe how you do what you do. We observe with kindness and clarity. We watch you do what is important to you, and what is not quite working the way you want it to work. It could be walking up or down the steps, or singing a song, or playing the cello. It could be relating to people at work, or at home. For some it is speaking in front of people, or being more comfortable at your computer. It might be practicing Yoga, Pilates, or Tai Chi. Maybe what is important to you is swing dancing, or tango, or weaving, or pottery, or painting.
Whatever it is, we watch you with a benevolent eye. We see what you are doing well, and we perceive what is interfering with what you want to do. Gently, we make you aware of what you are doing, and we help you. Often we use our hands, always respectfully and without force, until you undo what you are doing that's getting in your way. Pleasure, comfort, and ease return.
Sometimes it's hard for students to feel what they are doing. That's why it's sensible to get a little help from teachers who know how to see you.
You will learn an incredible amount about your body and being. Your relationship to your body will change for the better, forever. You will leave Northern New Mexico more deeply in touch with yourself, with others, and with the world around you.