While studying other disciplines may be complementary with Taubman lessons, it is also important to recognise that each discipline is complete in itself, and to understand what each discipline achieves. Differences in language must also be addressed. Terms such as “alignment” or “free” may overlap, but other concepts can be contradictory. Alexander practitioner Gelb also cautions that combining the Alexander Technique with other disciplines is a “formula for failure”, as “each discipline is best pursued under independent auspices” (1994, p. 153).


Gelb, M. (1994). Body learning: An introduction to the Alexander technique (New ed.). London: Aurum Press.