People choose to have Alexander Technique lessons for many reasons, the most common being:


A major clinical back pain trial has demonstrated long-term reductions in pain levels, as well as improvements in quality of life and associated incapacity following Alexander Technique lessons

“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

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A large randomised, controlled clinical trial has shown that one-to-one Alexander Technique lessons lead to long-term benefit for people with chronic neck pain, with reduction in pain and associated disability maintained 1 year after lessons began


  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Ease breathing and public speaking
  • Alleviate bad posture and regain poise
  • Reduce in muscle tension and stiffness
  • Enhance performance and enjoyment whilst playing sport
  • Support in pregnancy
  • Optimise skills as a musician, actor, or dancer

“The Alexander Technique has helped me to undo knots, unblock energy and deal with almost paralysing stage fright.”

William Hurt, actor

“I find The Alexander Technique very helpful in my work. Things happen without you trying. They get to be light and relaxed.”

John Cleese, actor

As well as the increasing amount of scientific research that is being done, many associations and patients’ self-help groups endorse the value of the Technique including:

  • British Association for Performing Arts Medicine
  • The Migraine Trust
  • The Dyspraxia Trust
  • The Hypermobility Syndromes Association
  • The Marfan Association UK
  • The Scoliosis Association (UK).


For more information visit go to STAT or The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique