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Library Yoga Breaks for THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
You are invited to this special opportunity to learn more about the Alexander Technique, an alternative method of restoring and maintaining back health.
The Alexander Technique views the Self as a psychophysical unity, and is based on the premise that thinking affects doing. Participants will learn the benefits of a guided Lie-Down session for back health, balance and posture. Basic principles of this mind-body approach to wellbeing will be introduced.
Free | Bring your own mat | Drop-ins are welcome! | 203-946-8835
Michaela Hauser-Wagner is a nationally certified Alexander Technique teacher. She found the Technique when she was looking for ways to supplement her daughter’s scoliosis treatment. She teaches people with various interests and complaints,including chronic pain and neurological disorders. She teaches at her home studio in Cheshire
When & Where
New Haven Free Public Library
The Main (Ives) branch of the New Haven Free Public Library system is located at 133 Elm St., across from the New Haven Green, corner of Elm and Temple. Yale Lot #51 on Temple Street (across the street from the library) opens to the public at 4pm, and there are 2-hour parking meters on streets surrounding the library. More information may be found at www.nhfpl.org.
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from Michaela's newsletter:
Let me suggest a few more examples of practicing the Alexander Technique:
How do I bend to wash my hands? Try sending your knees forward and your hips back.
How do I stand? Feel both feet on the ground and explore their contact points. Release your legs to the ground.
How do I walk to the mailbox? Ask your neck muscles to let go so that your head can balance freely on top of the spine.
How do I deal with pain, stress and discomfort? Ask yourself to stop feeling and analyzing. Ask your mind to stop repeating recurrent thought patterns.
How do I lift a heavy object? Think wide in the shoulders and between the armpits, even as your hands come together in the front.
How do I hold myself in the car? Let the front of the arms and the top of the shoulders go. Think wide. Let your neck be free. Release your eye muscles.