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Just Passing Through

There is a phenomenon in the Alexander Technique that pops up every once in a while. I don’t have a name for(*) it, so I’ll have to just describe it. To start with, the student has chosen their activity for

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Posted in change, comfortable, familiar, improvement

Being a Beginner in the Alexander Technique

Let me tell you a story.  It concerns one of my first lessons of the New Year, which happened to be a riding lesson.  We were working on letting go of unnecessary tension through my student’s lower back, hip joints

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Posted in activity, change, comfortable, horse riding, improvement

Alexander Technique Myths Part One – A State of Collapse

There are oh-so-many myths about how we move, the way a person does what they do, and why they do it that way. Things we believe firmly, utterly and completely that aren’t actually true. Take the idea of collapsing:- You

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Posted in comfortable, effort, familiar, feeling, habit

Who Do You Trust?

Have you ever played one of those teambuilding trust games?  The sort where you have to close your eyes and let yourself fall backwards, and trust your partner in the game to catch you.  It’s an odd sort of feeling,

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Posted in asking questions, comfortable, familiar, physical limits, Uncategorized

Sofa Guilt

There is one item of furniture that causes fear and consternation within the Alexander world. Students struggle with it. Teachers are troubled by it. This is it: Look at those soft cushions, the deep seat, the squashy backrest, the enticing

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Posted in Alexander thinking, asking questions, comfortable, experiment, improvement