Bentleigh East, VIC Australia

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what are the benefits

Help with Pain

While there are many reasons that bring people to the Alexander Technique, pain is one of the most common.

Chronic pain, back pain, headaches – people experience pain in many ways. The Alexander Technique has been medically proven to reduce back pain.

Painaustralia CEO Carol Bennett said, “1 in 5 Australians aged 45 and over are living with persistent, ongoing pain. […] Australia is facing a pain epidemic.” There is medical evidence that the Alexander Technique is an effective natural solution for the management of chronic pain.
*Painaustralia CEO Carol Bennett, 

Better Performance

Musicians, singers and performers come to enhance their technique through improving their own use of themselves.

The Alexander Technique is taught at many of the top music and acting schools around the world, including here in Melbourne at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).

Many well-known professionals have endorsed the Technique as having made a profound difference in their careers, including Yehudi Menuhin, John Cleese, Ruby Wax, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Colin Davis, Sting, and Dame Judi Dench.

The latest research shows that over 50% of Australia’s musicians experience performance-related musculoskeletal disorders.* For musicians who use their bodies in a highly skilled way, the Technique improves their regular practice habits, reduces their level of pain and improves the quality of their performance.

*ResearchGate

Improve Posture

We live in an era of backward-sloping furniture, soft cushioned sofas, handheld devices, driving in cars, and hours of sitting in front of the telly or at a computer.

The Alexander Technique teaches you to reconnect with your natural uprightness. Gaining a more accurate understanding of your musculoskeletal structure enables you to sit, stand and walk with a more integrated, balanced and toned ease.

Voice & Breathing Support

Imagine using your voice naturally, dynamically, and with less effort when speaking or singing.* 

Learn to identify and replace patterns of use that interfere with the vocal mechanism. Discover the satisfying calm of breathing well and the improved physical, emotional and mental wellbeing that comes with it.

*The Dimon Institute

Other Benefits

Some people come to learn the Technique because they are interested in improving their performance in a particular area of their life, such as in education and learning, or at work, or in their fitness.

Others come for pre and postnatal support, or to deal with confidence or anxiety and stress issues, or for a more general desire to improve their overall wellbeing.

post-injury recovery

Post-injury recovery is a critical time that can take several weeks or more, and often sees other muscles compensating to get the job done. This often results in muscle strain and chronic tightness and pain. Learning how to avoid this can make a huge difference to your recovery.

pregnancy & pre/postnatal

As a woman’s body changes with pregnancy, movements and activities you take for granted – getting up from the sofa, navigating a flight of stairs, or finding a comfortable spot in bed – can become more difficult. Learn how to navigate this new state with more balance and ease.

stress & anxiety issues

Alexander Technique Who For stress and anxiety-related issues

The Alexander Technique helps us to control the way we respond to life and to return to a balanced state of body and mind. Feeling grounded, mindful and calm will help you manage any stressful event, such as an interview, audition or exam, with more confidence and control.

Of course, each person is unique and seeks answers to their own individual conditions and wants.

The most important thing for success with the technique is to bring a beginner’s mind, a willingness to learn, and to be open and available to new ideas that could sometimes even challenge your own point of view about movement.

The rewards are worth it.

quotes from notable students

“Using the Alexander Technique empowers me and gives me a balanced sense of tension rather than relying on creating tension to do something in order to produce a sound or an act that is preconceived.  I realized that I cannot control a set of circumstances outside of myself so I can go on a journey relying on the state of mind and body that the Alexander Technique gives me.

Alan Rickman
Actor, Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series (2001-2011)

“Alexander students rid themselves of bad postural habits and are helped to reach with their bodies and minds, an enviable degree of freedom of expression.”

Michael Langham
Director, The Juilliard School, New York USA

“The Alexander Technique will benefit anyone whether they are an elite athlete or whether they just wish to live life without the aches and pains that many people suffer and accept as part of life. It is a pity that these techniques are not shown to us all at an early age for I have no doubt that this would alleviate many of the causes of ill health in our communities.”

Greg Chappell
Australian test cricketer (1970-1984)
Captain of the Australian Cricket Team (1975-1976)

The aim of re-education on a general basis is to bring about at all times and for all purposes, not a series of correct positions or postures, but a coordinated use of the mechanism in general.

~ F. Matthias Alexander

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