The Alexander Technique is about the study of the ‘Use of Ourselves.’ How we ‘use’ ourselves affects how we function in our activities. ‘Use of the Self’ refers to more than one’s posture or movement ~ it includes how one thinks.
“The Alexander Technique coordinates mind and body in all activities of living. In the process it organizes our sensations of movement, our feelings and emotions, and our experiences in the world around us.” ~ Glynn MacDonald ~ Author of book The Alexander Technique
“The Alexander Technique stresses unification in an era of greater and greater medical specialization. Its educational system teaches people how to best use their bodies in ordinary action to avoid or reduce unnecessary stress and pain. It enables clients to get better faster and stay better longer. This is undoubtedly the best way to take care of the back and alleviate back pain.” ~ Jack Stern, MD, PhD ~ Neurosurgical Group of Westchester White Plains, NY
“The Technique’s many benefits for actors include minimized tension, centeredness, vocal relaxation and responsiveness, mind/body connection and about an inch and a half of additional height!” ~ Kevin Kline ~ Theater and Film Actor Quote from The Alexander Technique by Judith Leibowitz and Bill Connington