What is the Alexander Technique?

From the AmSAT Website

A proven approach to self-care, the Alexander Technique is a method that people of all ages and abilities can learn to relieve the pain and stress caused by everyday misuse of the body.

With the Alexander Technique, you learn how to strip away the movement habits and tensions patterns at the root of your discomfort. You learn how to balance your own body and take charge of your own health. You learn how to sit, stand and move - with safety, efficiency and ease.

The Alexander Technique practitioner, a professional trained in the art of observation and expert guidence, leads you through a one-on-one learning process tailored to your needs. Over the course of sessions, your teacher helps you release muscular tension and restore your body's original poise. As you address your entire body - not just segments - you learn to improve your overall functioning.

Noted actors, musicians and athletes have used it for over 100 years to enhance performance and stage presence. Among them are Sir Colin Davis, William Hurt, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Kevin Kline, Paul McCartney, Kelly McGillis, Paul Newman, Lynn Redgrave, Maggie Smith, Mary Stennbergen, Sting, Robin Williams, Joanne Woodward and memebers of the New York Philharmonic Ochestra.

List of International Alexander Technique Societies