Monthly Archives: August 2012

Join The Dots

Today I want to tell you about a truly remarkable woman who, as far as I know, has nothing to do with the Alexander Technique. Her name is Jenny Clack, and she is an eminent professor of palaeontology (ie. someone

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When Do You Stop Learning?

A couple of weeks ago I went on an Alexander Technique workshop.  Ten days, 7 hours a day, 60 students, 20 teachers,– you’ve never seen such an intensive bout of learning in your life!(*) But what perplexed the new students

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Minimum Number of Mistakes

I have a challenge for you.  Can you see your mistakes as something positive? I’ve been working up to this challenge gradually.  We started with not beating yourself with a big stick, and moved on to turning a mistake into

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What To Do With Mistakes

Last time I talked about sticks, and how beating ourselves up over our mistakes really gets in the way of the Alexander Technique.  It’s part of being human to make mistakes, and to get things wrong sometimes.  You can’t avoid

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NO STICKS, PLEASE!

Yesterday I went for a haircut, and walked in on a rather fraught conversation.  The customer had noticed her hair dye never lasts very long, and it turned out the problem was the shampoo she uses.  It’s a very common,

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