What is the Alexander Technique?
"We can throw away the habit of a lifetime in a few minutes if we use our brains."
F. M. Alexander
The Alexander Technique is an educational process which
teaches the recognition of poor postural habits and excess muscular
tension in movement. These habits usually develop unconsciously and
are often the cause of unnecessary stress and injury. By making these
habits conscious and by learning to control them, the student can
eliminate pain; move in a fluid and dynamic manner and change how
they respond to life in general. The Alexander Technique teaches the
expansion of the whole self, thus, affecting mind, body and spirit.
Frederick Mathias Alexander, who originated the technique over 100
years ago, was a firm believer in self-responsibility. His research
proved that all thought is reflected in muscle behavior and that we
have much more control over thought than we realize. Though not a
scientist, Alexander's life long of human consciousness and movement
was thoroughly scientific. His work has been hailed by scientists and
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