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Stairs, Fatigue and The Monster

Going up and down stairs is difficult for a lot of people.  I see it in Alexander Technique lessons.  I also see people make it even harder for themselves. A recent lesson turned up a beautiful example. This student has

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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

More Oxygen

Most of us don’t consider our intake of oxygen to be an issue.  That is, until we do something like a session on a cross-trainer.  One of these things:- It uses your legs, uses your arms and really pushes your

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Avoiding the Trap

Last week I talked about a sneaky Alexander trap that lies in wait when you’re approaching the extreme end of any particular movement.   A long stretch, a big twist, a deep bend, take your pick.  At some point the movement

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