The Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique is an educational method used world wide for over 130 years. The Technique teaches students to become aware of their habitual tensions and misbalance that effects them in their daily lives as well as in special performance.
Once the student develops better awareness, they learn how to stop their unwanted habits using various Principles and Procedures. They can then upgrade their faulty coordination and unhealthy movement habits —replacing them with balance, ease and poise.
Who is F.M. Alexander?
In the late 1890s, when F.M. Alexander lost his voice and with it, his promising acting career, he set about investigating why. Eventually, by simply becoming aware of how he used his body, he was able to discover a practice capable of enhancing any human activity.
“People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.”
- F.M. Alexander
Why Learn The Alexander Technique?
Through learning better coordination of the musculoskeletal system
The Technique is used by athletes, musicians, dancers, and singers to improve breathing and their overall quality of movement.
Learn conscious control of their stress reactions (such as anger and anxiety) to all life stimulus.
Use Your Body Wisely
Under the guidance of a master Alexander teacher, you learn to direct your body toward its natural coordination in order to support your daily activities. Whether you are a baby boomer, a millennial, or even younger….whether you are handling a medical or a performance issue….whether you are stressed or simply wanting to be all that you can be, the Alexander Technique can re-educate and organize your mind-body so that you are in harmony with everything that you do.
From repetitive work patterns…. to the way you sit, stand and move…. to your favorite sports and leisure activities...your body is an aspect of yourself that can support or hinder you. As you learn to self-observe, you develop the power and skills to more harmoniously use your whole mind-body.
Though applied initially to the performing arts, the Alexander Technique is now used by thousands of people worldwide to perform activities of all kinds with greater ease and grace.