Alexander Technique was created by Australian actor Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869-1955). In his early years he suffered from loss of voice and hoarseness during his performances. Neither doctors nor voice therapists could help him with this problem. He began to observe himself and saw that he was holding excessive tension in his throat and back that were hindering both his freedom of breathing and freedom of movement.
Thereafter Alexander developed a learning concept with which he was able to help himself avoid such tensions through conscious execution of movement processes. He developed an understanding of the interrelationship between expectations, thoughts, habits and bodily reactions.
From 1904 he worked in London, where he grounded teachers classes, and subsequently devoted his whole life to developing the technique.
"Stop the wrong thing and the right thing will do itself."