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Don’t try again!

Post added June 25, 2013

We were all told that, ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again’. The Alexander Technique says: ‘If at first you don’t succeed, stop trying’. In other words, ‘trying’ is the problem, not the solution!

Ergonomics

Post added May 19, 2013

It’s all very easy to talk about free hips, efficient movement and better posture. And it is important to know how to adopt good mechanical positions at work and play. In limited and partial Alexander work, these realities are prominent agendas in the teaching situation. In real Alexander work, ergonomic efficiency is a by-product of […]

Form & Content

Post added November 20, 2012

There is a lot of confusion in the Alexander world about so-called different styles of teaching. Every Alexander Teacher should strive to be themselves, and not to imitate another teacher. It does not matter how far apart a pupil has their feet. It is unimportant what angle of tilt a person adopts from the hip […]

Self-knowledge

Post added September 22, 2012

You can’t know a thing via an instrument that is faulty. That is the way most of us are. Our habits of tension and distortion feel right to us. Our sensory awareness is inaccurate, and does not offer us accurate feedback about what is actually going on. This also applies to feelings and emotions. We […]

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