About the Alexander Technique
Ask different teachers what the Alexander Technique is and you'll get slightly different answers: -
the Alexander Technique is a technique, not a philosophy. Nonetheless, here's an answer:
The Alexander Technique is a way of achieving ease and freedom of movement, of achieving good use of
your self, largely by unlearning unhelpful habits.
Notice that it's a process of learning to act, whilst preventing or "inhibiting" our habits. This opens the possibility
of acting in new ways which you can experience through the guidance of a skillful teacher or, with experience, on your own.
The emphasis in Alexander-work is on discovering the right action for the moment, keeping your habitual self "out of the way".
Since AT is a way of performing actions, rather than a particular exercsie, it can be
applied to any act. In the following pages some of the applications of AT are described.