What is the Alexander Technique?

The Alexander Technique is a means of optimizing body awareness, use and function. It has been used all over the world for over 100 years, and is incorporated into the curricula of many of the world’s leading music and drama schools.

The Technique works by restoring the natural balance and postural freedom that are inherent in the human body. Years of habitual misuse have obscured that balance and freedom in most of us. With the Alexander Technique, we can get them back.

The Alexander Technique is not a therapy or a treatment, but in the course of learning to improve our overall use of ourselves, many specific symptoms and complaints can be improved or eliminated, as the body is allowed to lengthen and expand into its natural, full three-dimensional presence. Back and neck pains can be eased or eliminated, circulation and breathing can improve, and unnecessary pressure on joints can be relieved. Our bodies have an amazing capacity to repair and rebalance themselves if we will allow them to.

You owe it to yourself to try this unique approach to better living – it works!

F. M. Alexander, Founder of the Alexander Technique

F. M. Alexander, Founder of the Alexander Technique

Who studies the Alexander Technique?

  • Those suffering from back, neck, shoulder or wrist pain, or other musculoskeletal issues
  • Actors, singers and musicians seeking more efficient ways of working in their craft and more freedom of expression
  • Older people who wish to improve their balance and flexibility
  • Computer workers and others susceptible to Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Anyone who wants to move more comfortably, breathe better, and feel better!



yukon and me - antiqueMy name is Alex Watts. I am a member of AmSAT, the American Society for the Alexander Technique, having completed a three-year, 1600-hour AmSAT-approved training course. I teach in the University Heights neighborhood of San Diego, just north of downtown.

I can be reached at alex@theexpandingself.com, or by telephone at 619-299-2807.