Frederick Matthias Alexander


Born
in Wynyard, Australia
January 20, 1869

Died
October 10, 1955

Genre


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.

Average rating: 3.91 · 176 ratings · 11 reviews · 10 distinct works
The Use of the Self

by
4.10 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1985 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Constructive Conscious Cont...

by
3.83 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Man's Supreme Inheritance

3.52 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2005 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Alexander Technique: Th...

by
3.25 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Universal Constant In L...

by
3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2000
Rate this book
Clear rating
Articles And Lectures

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Aphorisms

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
The resurrection of the bod...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1974 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
La tecnica Alexander / Alex...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ancient Myth and Modern Life

by
liked it 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1988
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Frederick Matthias Alexander…
“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