Alexander Technique London

 "What you teach, and the way you present it, is so important and useful it should be taught in schools" - Dr Adam H Wiener, Surgeon, Online lessons, 2023

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In-person Alexander Technique lessons are available in East Finchley, North London, and in the West End, Central London.


Online Alexander Technique lessons start with a 6 week structured course. Please mention your time zone when enquiring about online lessons.

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Benefits of the Alexander Technique:

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The Alexander Technique is a self empowering educational method that helps you to improve both your physical and mental well-being. Developed by F. Matthias Alexander, the Technique focuses on improved posture, movement and coordination. The Alexander Technique helps you discover a more balanced and efficient use of yourself. It addresses habits of mental and physical tension, and inefficient movement. Here are some of the key benefits associated with learning the Alexander Technique:

  1. Improved posture: The Alexander Technique encourages mobile, flexible support. Think poise rather than a fixed posture. By becoming more aware of your habitual tension patterns, you can learn to release this unnecessary tension. This helps you achieve a more natural and balanced posture. This improved support can alleviate chronic pain. It can reduce strain on muscles and joints and promote musculoskeletal health.
  2. Enhanced movement coordination: Many people develop inefficient movement patterns over time. This can cause strain and discomfort. The Alexander Technique teaches you to move with greater ease and efficiency. This allows for smoother and more coordinated actions. By eliminating unnecessary tension, and retraining your body to move in a more integrated manner, you improve your athletic performance. You can also increase flexibility and reduce the risk of injuries.
  3. Stress reduction: The Alexander Technique provides actionable tools for managing stress. By recognizing and releasing patterns of muscular tension you also help to release related mental tension associated with stress. This results in a deep sense of relaxation. The mind and body are viewed as a psycho-physical whole. This leads to improved mental clarity and a more calm and confident state of being.
  4. Improved breathing: The Alexander Technique encourages unrestricted and free breathing. By becoming more aware of your breath, you can release any unnecessary tension around the neck, chest, and rib-cage. This improves your respiratory function,  leading to better oxygenation of the brain and body. It also boosts energy and reduces symptoms of anxiety or respiratory disorders.
  5. Increased self-awareness: Practicing the Alexander Technique fosters a heightened sense of self-awareness. You learn to observe your physical and mental habits more objectively. This allows you to make conscious choices about your actions and reactions. This increased self-awareness extends beyond movement and posture. It leads to a greater understanding of your thoughts, emotions, and well-being. This empowers you to have greater self-confidence. It helps you make positive changes in various aspects of your life.
  6. Applicable to daily activities: The Alexander Technique has a significant advantage. It's applicable to everyday life. You can integrate the principles and skills learned into daily activities. These include sitting, standing, walking, working at a desk, and various hobbies. You improve your posture, movement, and well-being with the Alexander Technique by incorporating it into your daily routines.
  7. Complementary to other practices: The Alexander Technique complements various other disciplines and practices. It enhances performance in sports, dance, and music. Additionally, rehabilitation programs can integrate it. It aids recovery from injuries and manage chronic pain conditions. The technique is beneficial for those practicing mindfulness, meditation, and stress reduction. It provides a somatic approach to self-awareness and mind-body integration.

The Alexander Technique is clinically proven. It is straightforward and used by multinational companies like Google and the BBC. They use it to help their staff cope with the challenges of office life.

The Classic Lying Down Procedure

The How & Why of Sitting & Standing

Effortless Guitar Book

Now available from Audible where the full introductory chapter is available as a sample.


The secrets to pain-free playing, perfect posture, reducing tension and improved performance with the Alexander Technique. There's also a dedicated chapter for bass players.


Effortless Guitar is also available from Amazon where you can read the 5 star reviews it's received.


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Effortless Guitar book, the Alexander Technique for guitar and bass players
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Recommended by NHS endorses the Alexander Technique, lessons in North London and Central London