Definition of Alexander technique in English:

Alexander technique

Syllabification: Al·ex·an·der tech·nique
  • A system of body awareness designed to promote well-being by ensuring minimum effort in maintaining postures and carrying out movements.
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    • For example, acupuncture, the Alexander technique, reflexology, yoga and massage, and aromatherapy may be helpful.
    • Acupuncture and the Alexander technique may help relieve discomfort.
    • The Alexander technique (which improves the posture) and yoga (which improves strength and flexibility of muscles) are obvious examples.

Origin

1930s: named after Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869–1955), Australian-born actor and physical therapist who developed it.

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