October 17, 2014

Will We Ever Stop Collapsing?

    Sorry this is so small. The text isn’t as important as the use on display here – notice that one group is upright, and […]
August 12, 2014

Non-doing Can Be a Gateway to the Unexpected

We’ll miss Robin Williams. Watching this video of him with┬áKoko the gorilla, I was struck by his non-doing-ness as he meets Koko. A delightful example of […]
May 20, 2014

Relationships 101: Don’t React Immediately

I first read this blog post a while back, and find myself returning to it again and again. It’s about parenting, something I don’t do, yet […]
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


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┬áSong of the Dodo is approaching, and I am thinking about what it means to “get a laugh.” Act I of Dodo […]