Alexander was an actor suffering from a voice problem. Medical
remedies did not help, so he thought it must be something
he was doing to himself.
he was creating tension in his neck and chest as he breathed
in. This was having a disastrous effect on his larynx. When
Alexander tried to change his habits, he discovered he could
not really separate his muscle movements from his thinking
and attitude of mind.
later found that nearly everyone uses excessive tension in
ordinary everyday activity. His discovery that "use affects
function" has been substantiated in research published
by the British Medical Journal, August 2008 - Alexander lessons
give long-term benefit to chronic low back pain sufferers.
Alexander Technique encourages self-awareness and less effortful
thinking and movement. The use of the teacher's hands to gently
release nervous tension is an important element.
information about the Alexander Technique can be found by
visiting the web site of our professional organisation, STAT,