Jan 292016

This response was spontaneously composed by a student who has had almost a dozen lessons.

Compare and contrast Alexander Technique with other “modalities” (?) – that last word is vague and also jargon. At any rate, to my understanding AT offers release, realignment, relief… In a manner not comparable to say yoga or/and massage. Rather than “putting” the body, or “pressing” upon the body for “correction” and “proper alignment,” Alexander Technique ALLOWS the body to ARRIVE through its own wisdom at where it needs to be for its proper function. AT is not so much a system of “correction” as it is a revelatory process – almost as if the body becomes “teacher” to the person who presumes “agency” (that is, the self who believes he or she is “in charge”).

— Eduardo Velásquez

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