F. Matthias Alexander


Born
in Wynyard, Australia
January 20, 1869

Died
October 10, 1955


Frederick Matthias Alexander (20 January 1869 – 10 October 1955) was an Australian actor who developed the educational process that is today called the Alexander Technique: a form of education that is applied to recognize and overcome reactive, habitual limitations in movement and thinking.

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The Use of the Self

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Man's Supreme Inheritance

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The Alexander Technique: Th...

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The Universal Constant In L...

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Articles And Lectures

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Aphorisms

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Der Gebrauch Des Selbst Die...

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“People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.”
F. M. Alexander

“It is not the degree of 'willing' or 'trying', but the way in which the energy is directed, that is going to make the 'willing' or 'trying' effective.”
F.M. Alexander

“One of the most remarkable of man's characteristics is his capacity for becoming used to conditions of almost any kind, whether good or bad, both in the self and in the environment, and once he has become used to such conditions they seem to him both right and natural. This capacity is a boon when it enables him to adapt himself to conditions which are desirable, but it may prove a great danger when the conditions are undesirable. When his sensory appreciation is untrustworthy, it is possible for him to become so familiar with seriously harmful conditions of misuse of himself that these malconditions will feel right and comfortable.”
F. Matthias Alexander, The Use of the Self