Booklist & links

There are a very large number of books in English on the Alexander Technique and its application in various fields: music, running, swimming, horse riding etc.

My personal favourites as an introductory text are:

  • Body Learning – Michael Gelb (Aurum Press)
  • Alexander Technique – Chris Stevens (MacDonald Optima)
  • The Alexander Principle – Wilfred Barlow (Arrow Books)
  • The Alexander Technique, a skill for life – Pedro de Alcantara (Crowood)


Alexander wrote an account of how the Technique originated which is worth reading.

  • The Use of the Self – F.M. Alexander


The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (UK), has a web page with details of available books and links to other sites: