The Song-a-Day Music Center will be offering a free workshop: Pain Management with the Alexander Technique, on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, from 7-8:30 pm at the Song-a-Day Music Center 2809 Boston Turnpike (Rte.44) in Coventry, CT. This workshop is free and open to the public.
The Alexander Technique is an alternative medicine educational discipline with therapeutic effects, that studies body awareness and coordination. Some of the benefits are: ability to comfortably do activities that now cause pain, improved flexibility and balance, improved technique in the performing arts, and general self-improvement including poise, impulse control, attention and how to “let go”.
Paul Recker, M.AmSAT, will be conducting the workshop. Recker teaches the Alexander Technique at Song-a-Day. He began learning the Alexander Technique in 1998 and graduated from the Alexander Technique School New England (ATCNE) in 2008. Recker is certified to teach the Technique by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT).
Recker says, “We learn to do everything we do, usually at an unconscious level. For example, we don’t consciously think about what muscles to use and how much effort is required to coordinate the activities of walking, sitting, or playing an instrument. Often, we use more muscular effort than needed. At this workshop I will introduce tools the Alexander Technique has to offer to allow you to consciously relearn how to do what you do with reduced muscular tension and better coordination.”
For more details contact Ruth O’Neil at the Song-a-Day Music Center (860-742-6878)