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Alexander teaches us how to use our body in a more efficient and healthier way. It is taught individually and its easy to learn.

The Technique has been around now for over 100 years, having been developed by an actor, Frederick Alexander. Alexander suffered for years with persistent voice and breathing problems on stage, as well as general ill health.

Conventional medicine seemed to provide very little respite and so with an absolute determination to find the real root of his problems, he worked to discover certain fundamental truths about human activity, coordination and movement. Over many years of observation of himself, he began to understand that habitual patterns of misuse involving the whole of his body and mind were the cause of his problems. Over the years he discovered how to consciously change these patterns of use and developed a Technique which not only eliminated his vocal problems, but also brought about remarkable improvements in his general health. He began teaching others and came to London in 1904, setting up a teacher training school thereafter.

Alexander is therefore is a method of mental and physical re-education. It is concerned with thinking as well as activity, and it teaches us how to use ourselves to best advantage in all our daily activity by learning to stop interfering with our natural functioning.

The Technique is a highly practical method for self-improvement and self-help. Anyone can benefit and the Technique has been learned and used by people from all walks of life. It is also widely recognized as an effective means of alleviating or preventing back and other muscular-skeletal pain, as well as many other disorders. Click here for more on its benefits.

You learn the Alexander through one-to-one lessons. Learning the Technique involves changing long-standing habits of movement. The Technique involves no specific exercises, requires no special equipment, and can be practised wherever you are. It is suitable for people of all ages and levels of physical mobility.

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