What is Alexander Technique

mr.aThe Alexander Technique offers a clear, systematic look into the underlying principles that govern human movement. When applied, these principles guide us to a dynamic experience of kinesthetic lightness – thinking becomes clearer, feelings more balanced, sensations livelier, and movement more pleasurable. Within this integrated, more conscious condition, we find our actions strengthened and refined, our sense of time expanded, and our rapport with the environment restored.


Unlearning Habits

“The Alexander Technique is not a method of accumulating information nor the art of learning something new. It is, instead, the art of unlearning, which is more subtle and, sometimes, a more difficult endeavor – unlearning that which is habitual, instead of natural; letting go of old patterns and of those repetitious opinions arrived at in times and circumstances totally different from those of the present.” ~ Laura Huxley, Author, Educator, Humanitarian



“…detailed, nuanced…amazing. Difficult to describe. Exceeded expectations. Efficient and relaxed way to move through the world. Thanks.” Jonah L.

Alignment and ease are our natural state

The Alexander Technique is a remarkably simple system to help clients relearn to move through daily activities, work, artistic and athletic performance with ease and comfort. Rather than a style of exercise, the technique is an educational process that guides the student to change firmly entrenched patterns and rediscover an innate awareness of efficient and balanced movement.


“I have tried everything – you name it – yoga, Feldenkrais, Pilates, Polarity, Reike and more.  Nothing has restored my zest for life like the Alexander Technique with Janet Lott.” Jim Lafky, 86 years old

For Stress and Pain Relief

12lbThe Alexander Technique is an educational process that teaches the client how to relieve neck and back pain, prevent repetitive stress Injury, free the voice and breath, and improve performance in any activity.

For Athletes and Performers

32lbWhether in the athletic arena, performing arts, martial arts, or business, Janet Lott and Alexander Technique can teach you how to retrain body and mind to unlock your best performance.

For Aging

42lbPrepare to discard your belief that aging must involve pain, physical decline, and loss of mobility. These are misconceptions based on a poor understanding of the way the body works, moves, and interacts with gravity.

Alexander Technique and Physical Therapy

Interested in how Alexander Technique works with Physical Therapy? Listen to this talk by Robert Rickover.

      Physical Therapy and the Alexander Technique - Robert Rickover and Gabrielle Czaja

Other Resources:

The Comprehensive Guide to the Alexander Technique website provides a great range of resources to learn about the Alexander Technique.

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