AT Strategy:  Whisper

Alexander Technique: Whispered “ah” Instructions


·      Breathe in and out through your nose to warm, cleanse and moisten the air.

·      Do not manage your breath. At rest, the breath releases out, there is a tiny pause, and then the breath comes back in as you yield to the need for breath.

·      Allow the jaw muscles to release so that the mouth drops open on the outgoing breath.

·      Lightly close your lips as the breath comes in again.

·      Continue breathing out through the mouth, in through the nose.

·      Think of something slightly funny.

·      Let the sound of a whispered “ah” as in father release on the outgoing breath, as if you were steaming up a window.

·      The tongue rests on the floor of the mouth, with the tip lightly touching the back of the bottom teeth.

·      While you are breathing, continue to think of expanding in all directions, up, wide, and forward.

·      Continuing to think your directions, speak a little – an “ah” or “1, 2, 3, 4, 5,” or speak a short sentence.