What is Alexander Technique?

Backaches, headaches, sore necks and shoulders…what causes the pains of life?

According to the late F. M. Alexander, it is life-long patterns of misuse of our bodies which lead these problems. We slouch and slump, compressing the spine and constricting breathing, digestion and circulation. Over time, we accept these bad habits as “normal,” unaware of the extent to which we are contributing to our own physical pain, stress and dysfunction.

Alexander proposed these unhealthy patterns can be changed (or unlearned) and developed a technique to assist others. His method as been used worldwide for over 100 years.

The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) has created an animated summation of the Alexander Technique and its benefits. Watch the video to learn more.

Mettler Center is excited to offer Alexander Technique lessons with AmSAT-certified teacher, Laura Chiaramonte. If you would like to learn more, visit our Alexander Technique page.