Modern Pain Science and Alexander Technique: How Might Alexander Technique Reduce Pain?

By Mari Hodges and Tim Cacciatore Studies show that the Alexander Technique (AT) helps with various kinds of pain,1-5 and many people come to the AT to resolve a pain condition. Two major clinical trials have shown reductions in long term back and neck pain after a course of lessons, […]

Short Video: How does the Alexander Technique work? Towards a scientific model

This video was commissioned by the FM Alexander Trust from Sci Ani (Science Animated) to explain the scientific paper by Cacciatore, Johnson, and Cohen. The animation illustrates the paper’s central proposition, that changes to postural tone and body schema underlie many of the reported benefits of the Alexander Technique. It […]

アレクサンダー・テクニークの潜在的なメカニズム:包括的な神経生理学的モデルに向け て

This post offers links to a translation of the recent kinesiology review article on the mechanisms of Alexander technique.

Potential Mechanisms of the Alexander Technique: Toward a Comprehensive Neurophysiological Model

By Timothy W. Cacciatore, Patrick M. Johnson, and Rajal G. Cohen Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of a new scientific model of the Alexander Technique published in the Kinesiology Review. A pdf of the full paper can be read here. Read the Japanese translation here Abstract The Alexander Technique […]

A History of Magnus in the Alexander Technique

Editor’s Note: “A History of Magnus in the Alexander Technique” was originally published in the AmSAT Journal, Vol 15, Summer 2019. pp. 29–35. pdf version The discovery by Rudolf Magnus of a “central control” for some postural mechanisms has been used by F.M. Alexander and others as scientific support or […]

The Science of Inhibition and End-gaining

Contents: Introduction AT Experiences of Inhibition and End-gaining The Science of Executive Function Working Memory Cognitive Flexibility Executive Inhibition Connecting Inhibition and End-gaining with the Science of Executive Function Experiments on Inhibition and End-gaining Dr. Rajal Cohen: End-gaining and Posture Dr. Ian Loram: Proactive Inhibition of Neck Muscle Activity  Dr. […]

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