Alexander Technique Amherst
with Ruth Rootberg

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Ruth Rootberg
Amherst, MA
(413) 687 7566

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What are the Applications?

Just as learning how to read opens so many doors to other learning, when you learn the Alexander Technique you will expand your opportunities, whether you want to reduce pain or master your technique as an elite artist.

"We can throw away the habit of a lifetime in a few minutes if we use our brains."  -F. M. Alexander

Pain Management, Falls Prevention, Post-Injury Recovery:

table work

  • Prevent back pain from limiting your life
  • Improve your balance to prevent falls
  • Decompress your joints to avoid deterioration
  • Manage your chronic pain and put it in perspective
  • Move more efficiently
  • Avoid compensatory habits as you recover from injury
  • Observe habits that might have been there before the injury
  • Lower your anxiety about movements that often cause pain
  • Increase your flow and range of motion

working with student

Tension, Shyness and Performance Anxiety:

  • Breathe more easily
  • Don't let people "push your buttons"
  • Become less of a wimp
  • Learn to stand your ground
  • Improve clarity of thought
  • Develop optimal, effective bahavior for
    stressful situations
  • Stand and move with better balance

working with violinist

Master skills in Activity:

  • Music
  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Sports
  • Public Speaking
  • Computer/Office
  • Crafts and Hobbies

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