The Alexander Technique aims to promote lightness in the body, which allows its users to restore feelings of balance, clarity, liveliness and easier movement.
It has been found to alleviate stress and tension caused by regular activities such as sitting, walking, driving and standing. It allows us to focus on various forms of exercise that help with movement and mental restoration through activities such as Pilates and yoga.
The technique also helps reduce pain in areas such as the shoulders, neck, lower back, knee and elbow, as well as prevent other injuries from occurring. Other benefits include an increase of energy, better posture, more self-awareness and clarity in the mind.
Many performers also adopt the Alexander Technique in order to increase their performance and get over issue such as stage fright.
Those who take up the Alexander Technique before any problems arise tend to live a healthy, problem-free life, while those who adopt it after problems occur are alleviate of their ailment after some practice.
It teaches methods of mental and physical release and relaxation in order to have a clear mind and body that is working at its optimal level.