“Why Do People Learn The Alexander Technique?”

People learn the Alexander Technique to alleviate their problems… or learn to cope with them better.

Some may be suffering from specific symptoms:

  • back pain
  • headaches
  • sciatica
  • indigestion
  • anxiety
  • high blood pressure
  • stress
  • loss of voice
  • osteoarthritis
  • slipped disc
  • repetetive strain injuries (RSI)
  • sports injuries
  • injuries sustained in accidents or at work. etc.

Others have less specific symptoms such as…

  • bad posture
  • unnecessary fatigue
  • inability to progress in a skill
  • general tension and immobility
  • lack of a sense of well-being


The Alexander Technique is not a therapy… although it does have significant therapeutic side-effects. It is not a treatment or cure-all, but often the side-effect of learning it is that your symptoms will fade away… and often disappear altogether.