"… iT IS WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING IN PREPARATION THAT COUNTS WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING MOVEMENTS." —F. M. Alexander
The Alexander Technique is a practical method for reeducating habitual patterns that interfere with the body’s innate wholeness, organization and freedom. It is based on the work of Fredrick Matthias Alexander, who developed his technique over the turn of the 20th century and espoused a dynamic relationship between the head, spine and limbs that, when working well, dynamically coordinates postural support, breathing and movement.
At its core, it is an un-doing technique, meaning that its benefits arise from shedding that which is unneccessary and opening the door for something new to arise - literally. The Alexander Technique frees you up and out of your habitual patterns, to respond to the ongoing flow of life’s demands and give you the capacity to choose how you engage with yourself, others and the world.
Far ahead of his time, over 100 years ago Alexander was developing his work based on the fundamental premise of inseparability between body and mind. Highly pragmatic, the Alexander Technique is at its heart an experience and a process of discovery that begins with the individual.