March 26, 2011

Looking Down

I’ve been reading Malcolm Balk‘s book The Art of Running, and one of the many good points he makes is that we undermine our ability to […]
March 20, 2011

The Integrated Individual

Mr. Alexander has done a service to the subject by insistently treating each act as involving the whole integrated individual, the whole psycho-physical man. To take […]
March 16, 2011

Happy Accidents

Frank Pierce Jones’s book, “Freedom to Change,” (first published in 1976 under the title “Body Awareness in Action”) remains one of the best books on the […]
March 2, 2011

Taller, Wealthier and More Beautiful

I am in my final term of training to become an AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique teacher, and I currently teach twice-weekly lessons to two “practice pupils.” This […]
February 27, 2011

The Alexander Technique and the Art of Whatever

Sometimes on the training course we joke about the countless books, videos, and websites on topics like “What Every Roller-skater Needs to Know About the Alexander […]
February 20, 2011

Self-Doubt…What?

Hi, Here’s a link to an article about macaques and how they display self-doubt, self-doubt apparently¬†having been previously thought an exclusively human activity. I have not […]
February 13, 2011

A Spy’s Guide to the Alexander Technique

We can now add Pierce Brosnan to the long list of actors who study the Alexander Technique. But keep reading. A recent article in the Daily […]
February 12, 2011

Well You Knew He Was Going to Cut Off His Arm…

Ok, thanks for dropping by. Now listen to this. So I went to the movie theatre on a Saturday (erm, today) to see Danny Boyle’s new […]
February 10, 2011

Ouch, That Hurts! Or Does It?

New research from University College London (UCL) and University of Milan-Bicocca shows that looking at the source of pain (researchers applied heat to the back of […]
February 6, 2011

Falling Up

In a recent lesson, after talking a bit about the challenges of stairs and discussing an assignment to stop and think no each time she encounters […]