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

How the Alexander Technique helped me Overcome Terrible Customer Service and Useless Tech Support

This past week, I had to deal with two companies which, under the right circumstances, provide an excellent product but which have truly awful phone support systems. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about: Long hold times during which … Continue reading

The Plot Thickens: The Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique has been around for over 125 years and so it’s not surprising that references to it, and to it’s founder F. Matthias Alexander, have appeared in works for fiction a number of times. Some of those references … Continue reading

Studies in Public Posture: Bernie Sanders

In two earlier blogs, The Power of Posture and The Power of Posture – Part 2, I wrote about the posture and coordination of politicians and American televangelists.  In general the ones who are successful use their bodies more effectively … Continue reading

How Bad Is The “P” Word?

“P” – as in Posture. In a previous blog, What Is The Alexander Technique?,  I wrote about the curious reluctance of many of us Alexander Technique teachers to actually say what the Technique is.  Another odd feature of our profession … Continue reading

Stuck In The Middle With You: Your Neck

When our children were in middle school, my wife and I would attend “Classroom Visit Night” at the start of each term. This involved going to all their classes in the same order they did during the school day, and … Continue reading

What Is The Alexander Technique?

It’s a question that Alexander Technique teachers get all the time and, oddly, it’s frequently met with a hesitant response that suggests the teacher isn’t totally comfortable providing an answer. Why is this? There are probably several reasons, but I … Continue reading