"Three groups of people tend to take Alexander Technique lessons:
People in pain, whose habits are exacerbating their pain or preventing healing
Actors, dancers, musicians, and athletes, who need to be operating at their highest level in order to perform their best
People who are simply intrigued by the idea that we can reduce the distance between thought and action
Through a course of Alexander Technique lessons, individuals learn to restore their natural coordination and to create the conditions to use themselves in a way that is natural, elegant, and efficient. Many students report feeling lighter, easier, and generally more "up" afterwards.
"...the Alexander Technique doesn't teach you something new to do. It teaches you how to bring more practical intelligence into what you are already doing; how to eliminate stereotyped responses; how to deal with habit and change. It leaves you free to choose your own goal, but gives you a better use of yourself while you work toward it."
Frank Pierce Jones, Alexander Technique Teacher and author of Freedom To Change