History

F.M. AlexanderF.M. Alexander (1869-1955) was an actor. In 1892, he began to suffer hoarseness and loss of voice on stage. He observed and studied his performance in mirrors, and recognized that the problem came from habitual "misuse" in the relationship of the head, neck and back. He evolved the Alexander Technique - a form of mind/body re-education, which is now practised across the world. As a result, many have experienced great benefits in their health and well-being. It was supported and practised by many notable scientists, educationalists, and artists of the time, including John Dewey (educationalist), Aldous Huxley (author), Sir Charles Sherrington (physiologist), Raymond Dart (anatomist), George E Coghill (physiologist), Frank Pierce Jones (physiologist), and many others.

               Photographs of F.M. Alexander © 2008, The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique