Quotes

“We already notice, with growing amazement, very striking improvements in such diverse things as high blood pressure, breathing, depth of sleep, overall cheerfulness and mental alertness, resilience against outside pressures, and in such a refined skill as playing a musical instrument.”

– Professor Nicholas Tinbergen, Nobel Prize winner for medicine and physiology


“It is not the degree of ‘willing’ or ‘trying’, but the way in which the energy is directed, that is going to make the ‘willing’ or ‘trying’ effective.”

– F.M. Alexander


“People imagine that their bodies are disobedient and unreliable in carrying out their wishes, whereas nothing could be further from the truth.”

– Walter Carrington, Alexander Technique Teacher


“Together with improved physical and mental health I have found that the Alexander Technique has brought about a general heightening of consciousness on all levels.”

– Aldous Huxley, Writer


“97% of people with back pain could benefit by learning the Alexander Technique – it is only a very small minority of back pain sufferers that require medical intervention such as surgery.”

– Jack Stern, spinal neurosurgeon