June 19, 2020

So I've been revisiting some Alexander Technique books during lockdown; here's a couple I'd recommend to anyone wanting to do a spot of reading in the absence of hands-on work.

You may be aware that Alexander teaching splits into 2 broad schools, named after 2 of Alexan...

May 6, 2020

Hello

I hope you and your friends and family are all well. Knowing my clients, I am sure you are all finding your own creative ways through this unusual time.

If the UK’s release from lockdown is to look anything like the Irish model then “personal services” will be one...

January 29, 2020

Dear Clients

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you always got” - Tony Robbins

Do you know someone who has had backache, neck ache, headache, breathing problems, joint or muscle pain, or muscle discomfort / tension for a long time? Have they tried lots o...

January 29, 2020

Direction is the next of the 7 key principles of the Alexander Technique. To my mind it is one of the main tools we have in the Technique. Please do go back and visit the blog on my website here for passages on the other key principles.

When we “direct” we are giving in...

December 9, 2019

So we continue our series on the principles of Alexander’s technique. If you missed my posts on the first 4 principles of the Technique you can find them in the blog section of my website.

Principle 5, inhibition, and principle 6, direction, are our two main “thinking”...

October 31, 2019

I recently invested in a new anatomy book by John Hull Grundy. The book is called Human Structure and Shape and the anatomical drawings contained within in are both beautiful and informative. Grundy takes an approach which aims to present the mechanical workings of the...

September 25, 2019

First post since the summer, holidays and return to school seem to have got in the way....

OK so we're up to Principle 4 of the 7 key principles - faulty sensory perception. When you are in a lesson and I give you an instruction and then say, “don’t feel it, just think...

July 20, 2019

If you’ve been coming to me for Alexander technique lessons long enough you are sure to have heard me bang on about “letting the neck be free”, or “not fixing the head on top of the spine”, or “letting the head float off the top of the spine”. You might even (if I was...

June 27, 2019

The Whole Self

…or “Psycho-physical unity” in Alexander speak. The second of the principles of Alexander’s Technique is about how the brain affects the body, and the body affects the brain. I think most people today recognise this to be the case, but have you thought ab...

June 19, 2019

I thought I’d use the blog to go over the 7 principles of Alexander’s Technique. Many of you will have heard me address these principles in bits in the lessons, but unless you have done extensive reading on the Technique it’s unlikely you’ll have been introduced to the...

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