The Alexander Technique is a simple, effective way of eradicating undue, harmful movement habit. It is a skill that can be applied to activity in all walks of life and, though not a therapy, can be therapeutic in its benefits.

A typical lesson may involve the student standing in front of a chair while the teacher uses verbal and tactile instruction to help the student stop harmful habit, allowing the natural elasticity inherent in the body to function, in order to sit and stand freely. There may also be some table work: the student being asked to lie on a table with their head supported by some books while they work together with the teacher. Lessons are usually 30 to 45 minutes long.

As the technique involves a unique physical experience it is impossible to fully describe using words alone on this web page - it is best to attend a lesson.

There is an excellent introductory video on the technique here.