Stress, Anxiety, and Breathing
Our body and mind are intricately connected. When we experience stress and anxiety, a concrete pattern of its manifestation comes into our body as a specific physical response. The Alexander Technique works to undo this response and to help us be mindful of preventing it in order to allow us to move through potentially stressful situations with ease and poise.
One of the keys to undoing a negative relationship with stress is unlocking your breathing. When our breath is moving naturally and easily, we can resist going into the fight or flight response that can spiral into anxiety. The Alexander Technique does this by removing tension that restricts the ribs, diaphragm, and other components of respiration from functioning optimally and by teaching a student to access a free and natural breath cycle.