Explaining the AT 5

True Core Support When the concept of core support was  first popularized by Pilates teachers, many of us Alexander teachers (myself included) were very skeptical about it and tended to say things like: “Well, surely it’s obvious that the back … Continue reading

Explaining the AT 3

Whatever happened to reflexes? Much Alexander literature has used references to “postural reflexes” as explanations for how the Technique works. FM himself refers in his books and the transcripts of public lectures to the work of Rudolph Magnus on head … Continue reading

Explaining the AT 2

Let’s consider another way of describing primary control. If the problem is that of improving general coordination, i.e. the integration of postural support, movement, and breathing, then we could say that F.M. Alexander discovered that the key to this lies … Continue reading

Explaining the AT 1

Most teachers have difficulty explaining the Alexander Technique. It’s easy to get bogged down in jargon that does not communicate anything meaningful to the average newcomer: terms such as “use”, “primary control”, “non-doing”, “non-endgaining”, “inhibition”, and “direction”, while valuable once … Continue reading