February 22, 2012

How Endgaining Can Wreck Your…Self

The article “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” caused serious outrage among the yoga community last month. Criticism of the article was relentless, and I won’t […]
February 15, 2012

Use Affects Functioning: An Illustration

I was delighted last week to read this article from The Irish Times, in which a medical doctor asks for greater awareness of the Alexander Technique […]
February 6, 2012

Wordless But Not Quiet

This TED talk spans the unlikely topics of molecular physics, bad PowerPoint presentations, US funding for the arts (or lack thereof), and even incorporates an indictment […]
January 24, 2012

“My Sources Say No”

                  This post was titled by my new magic eight ball app. Sometimes pupils are late, or don’t […]
January 18, 2012

Freedom of Thought and Action

Here is another definition of the Alexander Technique: a means of regaining freedom of thought and action. In light of the ongoing dialogue about internet freedom […]
January 5, 2012

…Without Losing Stature…

“…Without losing stature” has become my new catch-phrase with students. While it’s just another way of saying “think not to pull down,” somehow the concept of […]
December 18, 2011

Structural Integrity

In a recent description of the Alexander technique, the author of a Seattle blog outlines something she learned from AT teacher Jeanne Barrett: that we are […]
December 9, 2011

The Alexander Technique in the Huffington Post

When Oprah’s “O” Magazine mentioned the Alexander technique, we thought that surely our phones would begin ringing off the hook. They didn’t. Will a mention of […]
November 11, 2011

Born to Sing (Like It or Not)

I auditioned for a play earlier this week, and after surviving the first cuts, the director said to those of us remaining, “You can all sing, […]
October 24, 2011

“The Freedom is There to Play It”

Sir Colin Davis is an amazing character, but he became even more compelling when I heard him say, in response to comment about his calm and […]