F. Matthias Alexander

From Kook Science

Frederick Matthias Alexander (January 20, 1869 - October 10, 1955) was a Colony of Tasmania-born orator and lecturer who devised what became known as the Alexander Technique, a system intended to correct physical posture, respiration, and improve equilibrium in order to enable the best possible bodily function, to which was attributed the cure of various maladies, including headaches and stress-related pain of the back and neck.

Selected Bibliography

  • Alexander, F. Matthias (1910), Man's Supreme Inheritance, London: Methuen  — reprinted with the subtitle "Conscious Guidance and Control in Relation to Human Evolution in Civilization"
  • Alexander, F. Matthias (1923), Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual, New York: E. P. Dutton