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What Is the Alexander Technique?

by Molly Johnson

Everyone possesses an innate ability to stand with poise and move with strength and ease.

By developing a skill to overcome habits that interfere with how you use yourself, the Alexander Technique teaches you how to make choices that promote good posture and coordinated movement patterns. You can learn to decrease the tension and pain that bog down your body and mind. Then, you can focus your mental attention and physical liveliness on what will make you more productive in your activities.

The Alexander Technique teaches you to re-gain this dynamic quality to your posture, develop a sense of ease in your movement, and to make performance gains you never thought possible.


The Alexander Technique can change movement patterns that lead to pain, poor balance, or decreased mobility for many types of chronic pain and neurological conditions:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Arthritis
  • Foot Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Muscle Tension
  • Tension Headaches
  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome
  • Temporomandibular Joint Pain (TMJ)
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrom (EDS)
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The Alexander Technique can decrease tension while improving skill development and performance during any activity:

  • Dancing
  • Playing Music
  • Singing
  • Acting
  • Playing Sports
  • Weight-lifting
  • Swimming
  • Running
  • Walking
  • Sitting
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Occupational Activities
  • Activities of Daily Living