Updated: Jul 16, 2019
The Alexander Technique originated in the 1930’s and was named after its creator, Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869–1955). He was born in Australia and worked as an actor and elocutionist. The system was designed in order to promote well-being by retraining people’s awareness and habits of posture to ensure minimum effort and strain.
It is a straight forward method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support and coordination. The technique teaches you how to use the appropriate amount of effort for a particular activity, giving you more energy for all your other activities. It is not a series of treatments or exercises, but rather a reeducation of the mind and body.
Benefits of The Alexander Technique
Relieve back, neck and joint pain
Relieve muscle tension and stiffness
Improve balance, stability and coordination
Correct poor posture
Help improve movement
Help with breathing and vocal problems
Help relieve anxiety and stress-related conditions
Improve physical performance
Help prevent injury
Help to support pregnancy and childbirth