Alexander Technique, created by F. Matthias Alexander, teaches how to restore the natural balance and coordination of the body. The teacher assists the student in recognizing holding patterns that get in the way of freedom of movement, learning how to let go of them, and discovering how to be at ease in the body. The technique has proven effective when applied to musculo-sketetal and stress-related conditions and is used extensively by actors, musicians, dancers and athletes. The way you use your body affects your breathing, circulation, digestion, mental attitudes and emotional equilibrium. The benefits include a freeing of the whole body, thereby reducing pain and stress, and increasing comfort and poise.