“He who knows that power is inborn… and so perceiving, throws himself unhesitatingly on his thought, instantly rights himself, stands in the erect position, commands his limbs, works miracles.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is the Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique is a skill that you learn in order to relieve pain, reduce stress, and enhance health and well-being. It teaches you how to move in the most natural and optimal way for the body, maintaining good posture, balanced muscle tone, and easy breathing. The Alexander Technique can help improve your performance at any activity, as well as enhance your ability to manage and reduce stress and pain. With an emphasis on the mind/body connection, students of the Alexander Technique learn how to free themselves from harmful habits that cause excess tension and strain.

The Alexander Technique is based on the understanding that the balance of tension between the head, neck, and back profoundly influences our entire body and the way we move. By taking Alexander Technique lessons and learning to properly coordinate the head/neck/back relationship in movement, the kinesthetic system gets re-educated to a more reliable state and the muscular system functions in a more integrated way. Some refer to the Alexander Technique as kinesthetic re-education.

To learn the Alexander Technique is to learn a skill, and to develop one’s own mental and physical potential. Once learned, this skill can be applied to one’s life under any circumstance, whether you want to play a sport better, get out of pain, or manage stress and anxiety, the Alexander Technique is a tool that you can use anytime!

The Alexander Technique was developed in the 1890’s by Australian actor Frederick Matthias (F.M.) Alexander. For over 100 years people have been benefiting from this simple and practical technique, both in the United States and around the world.