Stenosis is a term that comes from the Greek word that means ‘narrowing’

Stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of a tubular structure within the body, such as a duct or blood vessel. This narrowing to an internal passageway, usually creates some sort of blockage or pressure which causes problems and pain.

The condition that is frequently seen by Alexander Technique teachers and is therefore of more relevance to their work with their pupils, is spinal stenosis.