For a lightness in living
With Harriet Anderson in Brighton & Hove BN3

The Benefits of the Alexander Technique

Why do it? Everybody has their own reasons for learning the Alexander Technique, and there are as many reasons as there are people. There are three main areas where the Technique will help you.

Health and well-being

Learning the Alexander Technique will help you prevent or alleviate conditions such as:

  • neck, back and shoulder pain
  • problems with coordination and movement
  • joint and muscle pain
  • migraine
  • RSI
  • breathing issues
  • stress-related conditions

Benefits of Alexander Technique

With it you can enhance rehabilitation after illness or injury and learn coping skills for chronic illness.
“97% of people with back pain could benefit by 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)

People of any age and level of fitness can profit from the Technique. It can also help you to age gracefully and make the most of your physical and mental capabilities. It does not involve any special equipment. You can do it anytime, anywhere.

Performance Skills

We are all performers with our small stage entrances and exits. Learning the Alexander Technique can help you:

  • Boost your confidence
  • improve your public speaking skills
  • increase your personal presence
  • clarify awareness and thought
  • manage nerves
  • improve your vocal performance
  • increase stamina
  • perform with appropriate effort
  • overcome learning difficulties

Famous performers who have learned the Alexander Technique include:

John Cleese, Dame Judi Dench, Juliet Stevenson, Sting, Sir Paul McCartney, Emma Kirkby, Madonna, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Alan Cummings, Michael Caine, Joanna Lumley, Kevin Kline, William Hurt … The Technique is frequently a part of performing arts training.

Alexander Technique Benefits

Self-Development

Learning the Alexander Technique will lead to a new mindfulness in your everyday life by exploring the ways you think and move.
“I love the Alexander Technique. It has corrected my posture, improved my health and changed my life” (Alec McCowen, actor)