How does a baby move? Naturally and fluidly, with little thought about the “how” involved and an innate desire to find balance. It is that earliest ease of movement that most adults have forgotten – and that Robert Bedford, certified teacher of Alexander Technique, seeks to restore.
The Alexander Technique is the most powerful tool which will:
Improve your overall coordination, reawaken your natural kinesthetic sense, and activate your involuntary anti-gravity response.
Restore your most natural coordination and for musicians.
Allows the musicians to play your instrument freely without strain, practice and perform, for hours without pain!
Alexander’s research in the field of human technology is documented in his 1932 book The Use of the Self, which explains the Alexander Technique. His work focuses on “improving coordination through a better understanding of how the head/neck/torso relationship functions optimally in adults, as it does when we are very young,” says Bedford.
Alexander’s work focuses on improving coordination through highly efficient movements of the whole body. It is not strength training, though it does improve strength; it is not stretching per se, though it does increase one’s awareness of lengthening and opening the body.
“The Alexander Technique restores natural coordination, reawakens a person’s natural kinesthetic sense, and activates the involuntary anti-gravity response [balance],” says Bedford. Which brings us back to the image of a baby discovering how his limbs can support and propel him.