How does the Alexander Technique work? Towards a scientific model
This video was commissioned by the FM Alexander Trust from Sci Ani (Science Animated) to explain a scientific paper, ‘Potential Mechanisms of the Alexander Technique: Toward a Comprehensive Neurophysiological Model’ by Timothy W. Cacciatore, Patrick M. Johnson, and Rajal G. Cohen published in Kinesiology Review 9 (2020).
The animation illustrates the paper’s central proposition, that changes to postural tone and body schema underlie many of the reported benefits of the Alexander Technique. It also includes a summary of clinical trials on the Alexander Technique to date as well as illustrations of what can be expected in an Alexander Technique session.
Translations of the video in various languages are available on our youtube channel