THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
The Alexander Technique is a non-invasive, educational method to teach people how to:
reduce excess tension that interferes with their everyday activities.
develop flexibility and stability
return gradually to activities that they have had to limit due to strain or injury
F. M. ALEXANDER
F. M. Alexander (1869-1955) discovered that most people carry out activities based on habit without awareness that habitual repetition takes its toll in the form of muscle fatigue and strain.
Alexander spent many years observing himself (and others) and first taught the technique in Australia in 1895. He moved to London in 1904, where he taught the technique for over fifty years.
The photo above shows a painting of Alexander near the time of a stroke which paralyzed one side of his body. He is pictured below two years later, after making a full recovery from the stroke.