Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a method of mental and physical re-education taught individually, which has the effect of reducing unnecessary tension in human activity.

The Technique is concerned with thinking, balance and ease of movement in any activity throughout our daily lives, whether at work or at play. From childhood to old age, those who practise it learn how to use themselves to best advantage.

Who is the Alexander Technique for?

Everyone can benefit from the Technique. Most of us become accustomed to unnecessary tension through unconsciously acquired habits. The Technique helps eliminate harmful habits and encourage a more balanced state.

It is widely recognised as an effective means of alleviating or preventing back problems and many other disorders.

In a society where more working days are lost each year through stress related conditions than from any other cause, the Alexander Technique has a vital part to play.

Institutions using the Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a well-established method for improving performance and is used by many music, drama and dance institutions around the world for this purpose.

Scientific evidence

The Alexander Technique has proved beneficial in several areas of health and well-being. The STAT and the Alexander Technique Science websites below list the scientific research and provide background information about the Alexander Technique. 

STAT is committed to furthering research in all fields into the effects of taking Alexander Technique lessons and lists published research.

The Alexander Technique Science website is devoted to improving scientific understanding of the Alexander Technique – its principles, practices, reported and demonstrated benefits, and terminology.