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The Alexander Technique has been around now for over 100 years. It was ‘discovered’
by an Australian actor, Frederick Matthias Alexander, who suffered from persistent
voice and breathing problems on stage, as well as general ill health. Obtaining
very little help from conventional medicine, an absolute determination to find the
real root of his problems led him to discover certain fundamental truths about human
The Alexander Technique teaches the skilful "use of the self": how we move, how we breathe, how we learn, how we organise our awareness and focus of attention and, above all, how we choose our reactions in increasingly demanding situations.
It follows therefore that the Alexander Technique can have a positive effect on a wide range of stresses and ailments, including back, neck or shoulder pain and other muscular/skeletal problems, headaches, RSI, breathing difficulties, sports and performance strain, stress related conditions, anxiety and depression; as well as enhancing performance, improving vitality and general wellbeing.
Most people agree that it is difficult to really adequately describe in words. But in essence, the Alexander Technique is a technique that teaches us how to use our body in a more efficient and healthier way. It is taught individually and anyone can learn it.
Below you can find some more information about the benefits of the Technique for specific issues:
And some further resources and organisations on the links page >>
But the only real way to understand the Technique is to experience it for yourself.
You can find a local teacher on this website.
Some of the reasons why people come to the Alexander Technique :
F M Alexander
“Change involves carrying out an activity against the habit of life.”
“...You are not here to do exercises, or to learn to do something right, but to be able to meet a stimulus that always puts you wrong and to learn to deal with it...
F M Alexander
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