F. Matthias Alexander Quotes

Frederick Matthias Alexander (20 January 1869 – 10 October 1955) was an Australian actor who developed the Alexander Technique, an educational process applied to recognize and overcome reactive, habitual limitations in movement and thinking.

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Trying is only emphasizing the thing we know.

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Prevent the things you have been doing and you are half-way home.

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You translate everything-whether physical, mental, or spiritual into muscular tension.

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People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.

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The intention of each lesson is getting you to recognize what you're doing, kinesthetically. Once you're conscious of it, you then can choose whether to continue doing the same thing or not.

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Every man, woman and child holds the possibility of physical perfection; it rests with each of us to attain it by personal understanding and effort.

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When anything is pointed out, our only idea is to go from wrong to right; in spite of the fact that it has taken us years to get to wrong we try to get right in a moment.

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