What is the Alexander Technique?

The Alexander Technique is a mind/body learning process based on the fact that the balance of the head, neck, and back has a fundamental influence upon the functioning of the whole person. It teaches us to become aware of when and how we interfere with our postural reflexes so that we can let go of the unnecessary habitual tension thus created and eventually prevent it.

It is designed to improve your posture and the quality of your movements by engaging both your mind and body. It can be done either through a gentle hands-on process and/or a verbal process of kinesthetic re-education. Standing, sitting and moving become easy; pain decreases or disappears. As a result, your energy level increases and your overall health improves.

At this point in time, it is best taught individually either in person or online. People can get a jumpstart with online courses and group teaching.

The Alexander Technique is a method for:

  • calming down
  • finding your center
  • grounding your being
  • breathing more freely
  • trusting your instincts
  • freeing your voice
  • improving your body image
  • moving more freely
  • letting go of harmful habits
  • easing RSI and other pain
  • exploring the unknown
  • easing physical tension
  • taking care of yourself
  • enjoying the present moment


You can also view the 20-minute video illustrating why the Alexander Technique has become a necessity for most people in our current society. It includes a brief old footage of F. M. Alexander although it is mostly capturing scenes of our modern life showing why we need this work.

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