Competent, capable, different not disabled

Puffins on Mingulay

Alexander Technique (cont.)

However, the biggest benefit I have found in practising the Alexander Technique has been the improvement in my mental health. Before starting Alexander classes, I was usually “stuck” in the thinking channel, having a lot of repetitive thoughts, and I was therefore relatively cut off from the outside world for large portions of my life. My monoprocessing style meant that whilst I was thinking, I was not aware of anything else, so I did not take much notice of my senses. I am now calmer and happier in myself.


One of Alexander’s books is entitled:  “Constructive, conscious control of the individual”, and that is precisely what the Alexander Technique achieves. And it certainly is conscious. For example, I need to concentrate when I walk, to make sure my heel goes down before the rest of the foot, to avoid flat-footed, heavy, clumpy walking.


You can read more about the Alexander technique in my book “Are you Eating an Orange?”.  If you would like a copy, please e-mail me at: debi@aspiedebi.com.


A great book on the Alexander technique is:


Weed, D (2004).  What you think is what you get.  An Introductory Textbook for the Study of the Alexander Technique.  Bristol:  ITM Publications.





To contact, e-mail: debi@aspiedebi.com

“The mind and body are connected.  Just as the mind influences the body, so does the body influence the mind.”


To me, this is the root of the Alexander Technique.