Science of Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique has attracted international scientific interest in a wide array of research fields – everything from pain management, Parkinson’s Disease, and osteoarthritis, to the performing arts, posture, and movement.

While the awareness of Alexander Technique and its benefits has existed for over 100 years, it is reassuring to have the science community investigate and provide some clarity regarding the underlying mechanisms and physiological benefits of the Technique. The science behind Alexander Technique enhances pedagogy in the profession, lends it credibility, raises public awareness, and offers new treatment options for the health care sector.

The richness and depth of enquiry emphasizes the value the international community places on the Alexander Technique. The promising scientific enquiry suggests Alexander Technique will be around for hundreds of years to come.

Nikolaas Tinbergen, 1973 Nobel Laureate in Physiology/Medicine, considered Alexander Technique important enough to speak about it for ten minutes in his acceptance speech.

For more information on Alexander Technique and its specific benefits and applications (scientific studies, articles, books, videos, and podcasts), see Benefits and Resources.

Consider visiting two other useful websites if you are interested in a deeper understanding of the science behind Alexander Technique:

Our thanks to Alexander Technique Canada for the information on this page.

Becker, J.J., Copeland, S.L., Botterbusch, E.L., & Cohen, R.G. (2018). Preliminary evidence for feasibility, efficacy, and mechanisms of Alexander technique group classes for chronic neck pain. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 39, 80-86.
PubMed ID: 30012397 doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2018.05.012

Preliminary Evidence for Feasibility, Efficacy and Mechanisms of Alexander Technique
Talking About the Science of The Alexander Technique