Clay Scott, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, U of M

 

ScottI started seeing Michelle in 2008.  Years of computer use led to some bad postural habits and I was holding considerable tension throughout my body, including neck, chest, and hips.  Michelle has an amazing ability to coax my body into positions and patterns of movement that are more fluid, relaxed, and efficient. My visits to her office always leave me feeling like I’ve rediscovered some way of moving that I had lost, and probably would not have rediscovered on my own. She always has new ideas for helping her students understand and use the Alexander technique.

I’m sold on Alexander technique. The basic premise is that as we live life, we develop poor habits related to posture and movement, leading to tension and pain in our bodies. Furthermore, these habits become so familiar that they feel right to us, and so we need a skilled teacher like Michelle to help us break out of those habits. It takes a while for this idea to sink in; if you have not experienced the Alexander technique, it is one of those things you need to experience to fully understand. I wholeheartedly recommend Michelle as your guide in this process of unlearning and relearning.

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