May 13, 2014

Butterflies in Your Stomach: More Evidence of Unity of Self

A report last month on Science Friday (one of my favorite public radio shows) taught me that we have neurotransmitters in our gut. Lots of them. […]
April 24, 2014

The Science Behind the Alexander Technique

This video, created by Alexander Technique teacher Deborah Bayardino, offers an excellent explanation of what the Technique does, and how. Deborah cites some of the many […]
March 1, 2014

It’s All About Allowing

Because I keep talking about it, here is the Bernard Purdie video about ghost notes. Mr. Purdie’s use is stellar, and he effortlessly maintains a unified […]
January 14, 2014

Ignore It and It Will Go Away?

Like most fields, the Alexander Technique has its own aphorisms, one of which is, “Exercise is a great way to misuse yourself harder and faster.” I […]
January 6, 2014

This is Your Brain on Improvisation

A study from the UK, source of all cool studies, has found measurable differences in brain function while musicians improvise. What’s surprising is that the same […]
December 20, 2013

Teaching

Studies show that Alexander Technique students who bring chocolate to their teacher get longer table turns. Happy holidays! Think no and let your nog be free.
November 20, 2013

On Being Funny

The final weekend of PETE’s Song of the Dodo is approaching, and I am thinking about what it means to “get a laugh.” Act I of Dodo […]
October 23, 2013

Design Flaw

If you think that chairs don’t impact our use and functioning, imagine taking notes on a lecture (or just trying to stay awake) in one of […]
September 26, 2013

The Good Stuff

This morning in my role as assistant on the OCAT teacher training course, I was asked to share some of the good things about being an […]
September 15, 2013

Auditions (From Both Sides of the Table)

The whistling scene from Pina Bausch’s “1980” evokes the feeling of an audition: the competition, the nerves, the feeling of exposure and vulnerability. Unless you’re an accomplished […]