Accessing your Strength with The Alexander Technique

Weak/Strong Signpost

by Jennifer Roig-Francoli ~ “You’re strong!” my new students often say to me in surprise, as I easily lift them up into a sitting position from lying down on my massage table.This comment never ceases to amaze me, though, because my lifelong habit has been to believe that I am not strong at all.  The little old voice in my head immediately starts laughing and saying things like, “Ha! Little do you know! Me? I have no muscles at all!  I don’t even remember the last time I exercised!  Me? Strong? That’s ridiculous!”etc., etc. Funny thing is, the more I practice the Alexander Technique, the more I discover a deep, inner strength, which has very little to do with muscle-power, but which has a real, effective power to move and do things in this world that I never would have dreamed were possible. For instance, I remember very well admiring my first Alexander teacher many years ago, thinking to myself: “What an amazingly beautiful profession!  He’s so lucky!  I could never do that!!…and here I find myself, years later, … Continue reading

The Alexander Technique in Schools?

by Kristen Thomas Fryer ~ I am often faced with the reality that people find me late in the game. Meaning, they could have prevented so many of their issues had they found my work earlier in their life.  It’s left me wondering what would have happened to all these thirty somethings with tight backs, baby boomers with kyphosis and old folks with ribs resting on their pelvic girdles, if I had worked with them as children?  F.M. Alexander dreamed his work would be done with kids.   … Continue reading