QUOTES ABOUT THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

      

Quotes about the Alexander Technique

 "97% of people with back pain could benefit by learning the Alexander Technique - it is only a minority of back pain sufferers that require medical intervention such as surgery" JACK STERN spinal neurosurgeon

                    "I find the Alexander Technique very helpful in my work. Things happen without you trying. They get to be light and relaxed. You must get an Alexander Teacher to show you"    JOHN CLEESE, Actor    

        

"Mr Alexander has done us a service to the subject [of the study of reflex and voluntary movement] by insistently treating each act as involving the whole psychophysical man. To take a step, is an affair not of this or that limb solely, but of the whole neuromuscular activity of the movement, not least of the head and neck"   SIR CHARLES SHERRINGTON, Neurophysiologist

"We already notice with growing amazement, very striking improvments 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 skilll as playing a musical instrument".     PROFESSOR NICHOLAS TINBERGEN, Nobel Prize winner for Medicine and Physiology.  (Acceptance speech included praise of Alexander Technique).     

"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 this would alleviate many of the causes of ill health in our communities" GREG CHAPPELL, Australian test cricketer (1970-1984)

 

 Christine Rapley  MSTAT  

01543 262346        chris.rapley@dsl.pipex.com 

Location: LICHFIELD, Staffs

    

    

 

 

 

 

   

      

 

 

 

 

"Balance is a vital aspect of good hammer throwing and getting the head, neck, spine and pelvis in the correct relationship enables the balance of the throw to come so much more easily. Once the balance is settled there is enormous improvement in turning speed".  HOWARD PAYNE, Commonwealth Record hammer thrower          

                                  

"The Alexander Technique works.... I recommend it enthusiastically to anyone who has neck pains or back pain".ROALD DAHL, writer

"Alexander established not only the beginnings of a far reaching science of the apparently involuntary movements, that we call reflexes, but a technique of correcition and self control which forms a substantial addition to our very slender resources in personal education." GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Writer, Nobel prize winner for literature

"It gives us all the things we have been looking for in a system of physical education: relief from strain due to maladjustment, and consequent improvement in physical and mental health, increased consciousness of the physical means employed to gain the ends proposed by will and, along with this, a general heightening of consciousness on all levels... We cannot ask more from any system of physical education; nor, if we seriously desire to alter human beings in a desirable direction, can we ask any less." ALDOUS HUXLEY, writer

"I love the Alexander Technique. It has corrected my posture, improved my health and changed my life." ALEX MCCOWEN, CBE, actor

Compiled by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique

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"The Alexander Technique makes a real difference to my often tense and busy life. Its thoughtful approach has made me calmer, improved my concentration and given me a clearer sense of my own wellbeing. I am grateful for it".  JOAN BAKEWELL, TV presenter and journalist

"The Alexander Technique has helped me to undo knots, unblock energy, and deal with almost paralysing stagefright"  WILLIAM HURT, Actor

"The Technique's many benefits for actors include minimised tension, centeredness, vocal relaxation, and responsiveness, mind/body connection and about an inch and a half of additional height"  KEVIN KLINE, Actor