Benefits of using the Alexander technique include:

  • freedom from harmful habits and improved control of human reaction

  • increased ability to manage stress and anxiety and an increasingly quietened nervous system

  • ability to manage and minimise or eliminate posture-, tension-, and movement-related (or 'use'-related) aches, pains, and injuries (ie, most neck, back, hip, and knee pain)

  • improved mobility, balance and body alignment, with enhancements to voice and breathing

  • greater poise and wellbeing

  • mind–body integration and increased mindfulness (or ‘constructive conscious control of the individual’ – the title of Alexander’s second book)

  • more efficient and economical body use

  • improved performance in a wide range of fields, including the performing arts, sports, and other activities requiring fine-motor skills

  • constructive tools for self-care.

Find out about who can benefit from Alexander technique and how the Alexander technique can help you improve your performance in diverse fields.

The Alexander technique is based on exceptionally sophisticated observation, not only by means of vision, but to a surprising extent by using the sense of touch. I noticed with growing amazement, very striking improvements in such diverse things as high blood pressure, breathing, depth of sleep, overall cheerfulness, mental alertness, resilience against outside pressures and also in such refined skills as the playing of a stringed musical instrument.
— Nikolaas Tinbergen, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology
97% of people with back pain could benefit from learning the Alexander Technique – it is only a very small minority of back pain sufferers that require medical intervention, such as surgery.
— Jack Stern, Spinal Neurosurgeon