Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Relinquishing of Old Certainties

How certain are you about how you move and why?  Not at all?  A little bit? One group of students are very certain.  This group have been taught to do something very specific – and then worked really hard at

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Five Alternatives

Ok, so you read my last blog, and you’re convinced that “trying harder” is not such a good idea.   Brilliant.   But maybe it’s left you wondering “What do I do instead?” A wonderful question with loads of answers.  Here are

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MUST NOT TRY HARDER

This week Stephanie Butland, who is one of my favourite bloggers, asked: “What simple, impactful piece of advice have you been given?” (*) There are no prizes for guessing the source of my answer.  It is, of course, my number one

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Closer To Nothing

Tune into any of my lessons, and chances are you’ll spot the following pattern:- Karen       – so what do you need to do in order to(*) pick up a cup of tea? Student   – reach out with my arm Karen       –

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Concrete Steps

Last week I wrote about potentialities, and just how far the Alexander Technique reaches. If you’ve been there and done even a little bit of the reaching, then what I wrote will make absolute sense.  If you haven’t, it may

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