August 29, 2013

If There Had Been a Pill That Worked…

This interview with Karen Krueger is going to become required watching for my pupils. Karen gives great information about the Technique, what it is, who can […]
July 31, 2013

Things Happen Without You Trying

“I find the Alexander Technique very helpful in my work. Things happen without you trying; they get to be light and relaxed. You must get an […]
July 12, 2013

Neck Pain Study

  Here’s a heads-up (ha ha) about another large-scale study of the Alexander Technique, this time on neck pain treatment. The study will look at how both the […]
June 18, 2013


My youngest Alexander Technique pupil is nine. At her last lesson, as she was putting her shoes on, she told me a story about her first […]
May 21, 2013

Stop Making Lasagna

Three months ago I wrote about a theory that stopping work every 90 minutes makes us more productive overall. I promised to experiment with this myself and […]
May 14, 2013

Your Organizing Axis

While this article from The Ecologist isn’t new, I returned to it today because it uses an image of the spine as the body’s “tree trunk:” […]
May 7, 2013

Le Grand Continental, Revisited

This Saturday at Union Station in Portland you can witness the reunion of last September’s momentous event, Le Grand Continental.  This time there will be 50 […]
April 26, 2013

Listen to Yourself

Maaike Aarts has a great website. She blogs occasionally, and when her recent post about auditioning came across my desk it piqued my interest right away. […]
April 19, 2013

You Get What You Give

Teaching a lesson this morning, I spoke to my pupil about antagonistic forces and the fact that when we exert a force against, say, the floor, […]
April 5, 2013

Questioning Assumptions About Exercise

I’d like to share this recent article from the NY Times, “Reasons Not to Stretch.” As a dancer, I’m certainly not anti-stretching, but I think it’s important […]