Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869 - 1955) was an actor and reciter who suffered from hoarseness and loss of voice during his performances. After many years of experiments and observations he developed a technique which enabled him to alleviate his condition and later taught this technique to others who passed it on further.
The Alexander Technique undoes the damage of habits formed by modern-day life. Compression of the spine, stiffness and tightness in muscles and joints, improper breathing and postural issues all result in too much effort in our activities, strain, pain and general discomfort.
The Alexander Technique teaches us how to use our bodies in correct alignment, stability, balance, poise and ease.
It relaxes excess tension, improves breathing and blood circulation, improves self-awareness and psycho-physical balance, stamina and relieves pain associated with ineffective use of the body.