“I find the Alexander Technique very helpful in my work. Things happen without you trying. They get to be light and relaxed. You must get an Alexander Teacher to show it to you.”

John Cleese, comedian and actor

 

I have a serious back problem, which even with surgery and regular massage I still suffered pain. After attending Alexander sessions over an 18 month period my posture was better resulting in less pain and discomfort. I now think about the way I sit , stand and walk I just wish I was able to access it more regularly.

Carol Gartrell, Orange NSW

 

Instead of feeling one’s body an aggregation of ill-fitting parts, full of frictions and deadweights pulling this way and that so as to render mere existence in itself exhausting, the body becomes a coordinated and living whole, composed of well-fitting and truly articulated parts. It is the difference between chaos and order and so between illness and good health.

Sir Stafford Cripps

 

Mr. Alexander has done a service to the subject [of the study of reflex and voluntary movement] by insistently treating each act as involving the whole integrated individual, the whole psychophysical man. To take a step is an affair, not of this or that limb solely, but of the total neuromuscular activity of the moment, not least of the head and neck.

Sir Charles Sherrington MD, Nobel Prize for Medicine

 

“Together with improved physical and mental health, I have found that the Alexander Technique has brought about a general heightening of consciousness on all levels.”

 Aldous Huxley, Philosopher

 

I found the Alexander Technique like an instruction book on how to use my body. My awareness of what I am doing has really helped me to use my voice better, and be more comfortable in virtually every other movement that I make on or off stage.

Gregory North, three-times Australian champion bush poet

I regard his methods as thoroughly scientific and educationally sound.

Professor G.E. Coghill


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