Many of the best performers display an economy of movement and seem entirely natural. Alexander teaches us that this is not just the result of natural talent, but can be learned. Bad habits built up over years of daily misuse can become exaggerated when you have to regularly perform a repetitive, difficult or delicate activity. Alexander Technique teachers see a lot of actors, musicians, dancers and other performers with pain and discomfort in the back, neck, shoulder and other muscular-skeletal problems, breathlessness and vocal problems, as well as those just seeking to fulfil their creative potential.
Performers also use the Alexander Technique to improve stamina, increase clarity of perception, free up creativity and spontaneity and manage stage fright.