There is a growing body of research which suggests that learning the Alexander Technique is beneficial for a range of health conditions; high quality randomised controlled trials show it can lead to reductions in back pain and neck pain, and reduced disability and improved mood in people with Parkinson’s disease. There is evidence for improved balance and breathing following Alexander Technique lessons..

Studies also suggest improvements in general wellbeing following lessons. People who have learnt the technique report increased self-awareness, calmness and confidence, and greater self-efficacy and control over their actions. It has also been shown to help performance anxiety and improve mood.

New research suggests that the technique has the potential to help carers and new mums.

See the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique website for further information about research on specific conditions.

If you interested in learning more about Alexander Technique and research, have a look at the Alexander Studies Online website for discussions and articles about a range of research.

See Julia Woodman’s website for a comprehensive overview of Alexander Technique research including movement, balance and postural studies.