What is the Alexander Technique?
The Alexander Technique is a means of optimizing body awareness, use and function. It has been used all over the world for over 100 years, and is incorporated into the curricula of many of the world’s leading music and drama schools.
The Technique works by restoring the natural balance and postural freedom that are inherent in the human body. Years of habitual misuse have obscured that balance and freedom in most of us. With the Alexander Technique, we can get them back.
The Alexander Technique is not a therapy or a treatment – it’s about learning to use your body more comfortably and efficiently, in accordance with its natural design. Anyone, regardless of age or physical condition, can benefit from applying it. Back and neck pains can be eased or eliminated, circulation and breathing can improve, and unnecessary pressure on joints can be relieved. Our bodies have an amazing capacity to repair and rebalance themselves if we will allow them to.
There are NO difficult exercises or movement sequences, and there is NO painful manipulation – the Alexander Technique is very gentle.
What can the Alexander Technique do for you?
- It can offer relief of neck, back, muscular and joint pain
- It can offer improvements in posture, breathing and circulation
- It can offer greater freedom of expression for musicians, actors and artists
- It can offer improved balance and comfort to anyone, of any age
- It can offer freedom from destructive habits, both physical and mental
My name is Alex Watts. I am a member of AmSAT, the American Society for the Alexander Technique, having completed a three-year, 1600-hour AmSAT-approved training course. I teach in the University Heights neighborhood of San Diego, just north of downtown.
I can be reached by email here, or by telephone at 619-299-2807.