We often translate situations of emotional conflict into muscular tension, or an abdominal pain may be caused by something psychological, and in the same way, freeing up a contracted muscle may relieve emotional tension. This is because the body and mind interact as part of the same psychophysical entity.

It is for this reason that the Alexander Technique is often described as a psychophysical re-education oriented toward increased awareness of patterns and habits of physical tension, posture and movement in daily life that gradually lead to a misuse of ourselves and an impact on our functioning.

An Alexander Technique teacher uses contact of the hands to help detect harmful habits in order to create new experiences and possibilities of movement.

The Technique is a way of achieving physical freedom of movement, eliminating pain, preventing injury, improving use of the voice, reducing stress, improving posture and breathing, and above all, creating new, healthy habits to maximize performance of any activity or profession.