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The Alexander Technique: Email Shouldn't Hurt

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 5:30pm
Husky Union Building (HUB), room 250 - Google Map

Presented by The Whole U.

Does this sound like you? You workout several times a week and attend a weekend yoga class, but after a few hours at your desk you notice your shoulder hunching and your neck stiffening. Cathy Madden, principal lecturer for the University of Washington's School of Drama will introduce us to the Alexander Technique, one of the mainstays of many performing artists' toolkits, and a discipline that has a lot to offer to everyone ready to improve mobility, posture, performance, and alertness.

The Alexander Technique is a psychophysical learning process that uses conscious thinking to restore coordination and prevent tension in the body. It offers you:

  • A practical in-the-moment tool for healthy movement
  • A new freedom in responding to situations that you used to call "stressful"
  • Personal ergonomics for computer/tablet/iPhone comfort
  • A real life experience of whole self-thinking/moving
  • An effective approach to accessing your full potential in arts, sports, communication, etc.

Come learn from UW’s in-house expert and author of “Integrated Alexander Technique Practice for Performing Artists: Onstage Synergy” how the Alexander Technique can help you preserve or restore efficiency and comfort in everyday tasks – whether you are writing email, weighing algae, or developing code. 

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