I’ve now updated my website with a short review of some of the science behind the Alexander Technique.
The Alexander Technique is over a hundred years old, and over the years practitioners and others have looked to science for models that might best explain how it works. Despite these models now being out of date, in the absence of other explanations, they have unfortunately persisted as popular explanations. This has been unhelpful.
Fortunately, there is a growing body of research into the Alexander Technique which uses modern scientific methods and which appears in peer-reviewed journals. Indeed there has been something of a renaissance in the scientific study of the Alexander Technique, and several scientists are now studying the Alexander Technique as one of their main research topics.
My short review of Alexander Technique science is divided into two sections: ‘Health Benefits’ and ‘How AT Works’. The page also has links to a few of my own publications on Alexander Technique and science.
You can visit the page here.