Who was F.M. Alexander?

F.M. Alexander, Founder of the Alexander Technique

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F.M. Alexander was an Australian actor who developed this method in the 1890s. In an effort to regain his voice after experiencing career-halting vocal trouble, Alexander discovered several fundamental principles governing human functioning. With this new discovery, Alexander rid himself of his vocal troubles while improving his breathing, coordination and overall functioning. He went on to develop a method for teaching others how to stop interfering with their natural poise and functioning and return to a healthy, balanced state.