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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 141 Beginning Alexander Technique

Credits: (3)
Students will learn, practice, and demonstrate the basic principles of the Alexander Technique. The class work will take course members through a variety of applications, for example: breathing, speaking, singing, playing an Instrument, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, carrying, reaching, and beding. Students will apply the Alexander Technique as a form of selfcare while practicing and performing. Students will develop awareness of mental and physical reactions - having time to prevent unwanted tensions and to coordinate a total body response that promotes freedom and growth. Through course work students not only learn to use conscious thinking to make efficient use of the self, body, and mind, but also to maintain a psychophysical balance that allows the spontaneous and free expression of their creativity.