First developed at the turn of the Twentieth Century by F. M. Alexander, the Alexander Technique is a gentle, educational approach for relieving stress and improving freedom of movement.  Based on the interconnection of the mind and body, students of the Alexander Technique learn how to observe habits of thought and movement that create unnecessary reactivity and tension.  Once areas of tightness and holding have been identified, students learn how to release excess tension and consciously create optimal muscle tone and balance.  Free of excess muscular effort, students are able to cultivate a more natural alignment of the head, neck, and spine.  This combination of reduced muscular interference and effortless balance creates freedom of the natural breath, a calm mental state, and smooth, efficient movement. Activities of everyday living as well as highly skilled movements become easier and more enjoyable. 

Like to know more about the Alexander Technique? Visit the website of the American Society for the Alexander Technique, the professional organization for certified teachers in the United States. On their website you will find news, articles, and a teacher directory. http://www.amsatonline.org


Another site with in depth information on the Alexander Technique including text and audio files is The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique at www.alexandertechnique.com