One of the most common things that students learn from taking Alexander Technique lessons that they weren’t expecting is that they have more control over their reactions than they realize.
Not just the knowledge of this fact but the skill to put it into practice.
Continue reading “Strengthen Your Choice Muscle”
One way to understand the Alexander Technique is that it is a skill set.
A skill set that helps you manage your posture and movement by managing your intentions.
Continue reading “Good Intentions”
I have been asked to give a short workshop for a group of cellists in a week or so. I am not a cellist. I’m not even a musician. I am an Alexander Teacher. So, why am I of all people giving a group of cellists a workshop?
No matter what length workshop I give musicians I always want to get across one basic concept:
What is the common denominator in absolutely everything you do?
Continue reading “You Are Your Instrument”
I just taught the first session of a six-week class the other evening.
I started the class by asking each of the students to write down their answer to the question: What is good posture?
You could do this, too.
Continue reading “Posture is Not a Position”
The Alexander Technique is sometimes described as an embodiment practice.
But what does embodiment really mean? In practical, down to earth, so you and I can understand terms?
Let me tell you a story.
Continue reading “Embodied”