About Robert Rickover

Robert Rickover is an Alexander Technique teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska. He also teaches regularly in Toronto and offers Skype sessions.

The Art of Self Management

I recently watched this PBS News Hour segment about Zappos, the Las Vegas based online retailer of shoes, and other clothing items.  Zappos is famous for it’s amazing customer service, and for it’s unique and quirky corporate culture which emphasizes, … Continue reading

Atlas Talks About the Alexander Technique

I recently had an opportunity to interview Atlas, the Titan god of astronomy and navigation.  Because he and his brother Prometheus found themselves on the losing end of the war between the Titans and the Olympian gods, Atlas was condemned … Continue reading

Walking the Floor with Alexander

My Alexander Technique students – both in person and on Skype – are often surprised when I ask, usually during their first lesson, detailed questions about the flooring in their homes and workplaces. After she’d had a few of lessons, … Continue reading

Who’s Minding Your Brain?

Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything; perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships; they’re all a projection of you. – Deepak Chopra Alexander Technique teachers and their students have been successfully using their … Continue reading

What is the Alexander Technique? – Part 2

This is a question Alexander Technique teachers get all the time, and one I wrote about last January in What is the Alexander Technique?  It’s something I keep coming back to. Teachers’ replies to this most basic of questions about … Continue reading

Taking A Walk Down Easy Street

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. – Saadi As I was walking in my neighborhood yesterday evening, I experimented with some new Alexander Technique directions, based on an idea that originated with Alexander Technique teacher Imogen … Continue reading

Lay Your Burden Down

The other day I was working with one of my Alexander Technique students, showing her how she could stand with ease.  Like a great many people, she had a habit of pushing her upper torso back and her pelvis forward … Continue reading

The Leanings of Clinton and Trump – and the Future of the World

Recently I’ve been thinking about the concept of Leaning In, a phrase popularized by Sheryl Sandberg, the CEO of Facebook in her bestselling book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead For her, the phrase is a metaphor … Continue reading

You’re a Nice Place to Visit, but Would You Want to Live There?

The most important question you can ever ask is: ‘Is the universe is a friendly place?’ – Albert Einstein He added: … if we decide that the universe is a friendly place, then we will use our technology, our scientific … Continue reading