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WHAT IS ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE?



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Alexander Technique (AT) can be summarised thus:

1. We had it


We had it

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2. We lose it!





We lose it!

3. We're given it back


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4. We make it our own!


We make it our own!

AT helps us recover the natural poise & co-ordination often disturbed by the stresses of modern living.

The AT teacher's expertise is to give you experience of moving:

  • with less effort & stress
  • using less tension &
  • with more freedom & lightness of movement.

Alexander principles can be applied to any activity, from the simplest to the most complex, in order to:

  • reduce or avoid workplace fatigue, aches and RSI
  • prevent back pain, tension head aches and other aches or pains
  • undertake fitness activities and sport with more enjoyment, reducing the risk of injury
  • improve performance in eg music-making, singing, public speaking.

"What am I doing (unwittingly) to interfere with my best functioning?" This was F M Alexander's basic question. By painstaking self-observation and experimentation, he finally solved the problem for himself; and then he devised an effective and efficient method for teaching others.

In AT lessons, subtle hands-on guidance in everyday movements is linked with learning how to "think-in-activity". As your experience grows, you find you can take more and more responsibility for your own coordination, acquiring increasing control over those habitual reactions which interfere with your best functioning.

AT is the prime self-help method.

The Alexander Technique (AT), applied to everyday life, helps you to:


  • improve posture, poise and movement
  • prevent undue stress and strain, aches and pains
  • function better and achieve more with less effort
  • become calmer & more mindful.

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