In teaching the Alexander technique my first order of business is often to dispel the notion that the Alexander technique is a therapy which is done to the student. In actuality, the Alexander technique is a process which the teacher invites the student to participate in - so that the student becomes active in seeking her own development.
It is in introducing the student to this process and in guiding him in repeated experiences of it, that the teacher helps the student to alight upon the path of continued self-development and personal enrichment we call the Alexander technique.
Are you depressed? Or are you emotionally balanced. Are you feeling anxious? Or are you calm. Is your demeanor passive? Or are you assertive. Do you feel tired? Or rested. Are you shy? Or do you feel comfortable in groups.
The shape, flexibility, position, and muscularity of your shoulders might say more about you than you realize. Slumped, heavy shoulders might give you an appearance of being tired, shy, even older than you actually are. Whereas well-positioned relaxed shoulders might make you appear more alert, youthful, even taller.
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Adolfo Santamaria is an Alexander Technique teacher and professional sunset watcher residing in Los Angeles, CA.
"This makes walking feel like gliding!"
B.G., Software Engineer
“I had a great time. Adolfo's enthusiasm for the work makes for fun, mind-expanding lessons. And my body awareness and poise, moment by moment, is at a much higher level now. I highly recommend it.”
“I had a spinal cord tumor when I was 17 and was confined to a wheelchair for 10 months as a result of the surgery. As a result I have been battling pain, balance, strength, and spinal issues for the last ten years and I can honestly say the Alexander Technique has helped me achieve more with my body than all the Chiropractors and Physical Therapists in the last ten years combined. And Adolfo is one of the most adept and flexible Alexander Teachers I have so far encountered. I owe him a lot.”
Sean Calder / TV Writer