Yoga and the Alexander Technique
Square One Yoga, Emeryville, CA
April 21, 2013
Yoga can help us undo habitual conditioning on many levels, but sometimes old physical patterning interferes with the asana practice working its magic. Sometimes our postural habits create obstacles to free movement and can even cause injury. Discover the answer key that will enable you to undo old habits and move fully into the present. The Alexander technique utilizes anatomical fact, mental awareness, and our human ability to consciously choose along with the skilled eyes and hands of a teacher to re-educate the body and mind to work more harmoniously.
The Alexander technique teaches people to move well, with fluidity and ease, and specifically addresses old unconscious habits that interfere with free movement and cause pain. We are normally unaware of our habitual movement patterns, acquired over years, and by the time they result in discomfort, pain or injury they are so ingrained that their absence can be confounding.
In this workshop we will work individually and as a group to investigate some of the most common habits that interfere with free and easy movement. Suitable for people with or without injuries, experienced yoga practitioners or those new to the practice. Come with a sense of curiosity and interest and leave feeling lighter, easier, and more present.
The principles of the Alexander technique are applicable to literally any activity, so what you learn in this introductory workshop will be transferable to the activities in your life off the mat.
Square One Yoga Collective, 1540A 62nd Street, Emeryville CA 94608