What is Our Supreme Inheritance?

Answer #1: It’s the title – almost! – of F. Matthias Alexander’s first book, Man’s Supreme Inheritance – originally published in 1910 and republished in an expanded version in 1918 with an added sub-title, Conscious Guidance and Control in Relation … Continue reading

F. Matthias Alexander’s lost “Fifth Book”

Conscious Control in Relation to Human Evolution in Civilization by F. Matthias Alexander. I suspect this title (I’ll shorten in to CC) seems vaguely familiar to most Alexander Technique teachers and serious students because of it’s similarity to Constructive Conscious … Continue reading

Mind and Body go to Couple’s Therapy

One day Mind and Body were having a chat about the challenges of their relationship.  Body was annoyed that Mind had wandered while they were walking down the street, causing Body to hit a lamp post. “If you hadn’t put … Continue reading

Skill and Success: The Careers of Nellie Bly and F. Matthias Alexander

Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything – Nellie Bly In the present state of the world, it is evident that the control we have gained of physical energies, heat, light, electricity, etc., without having first secured control of … Continue reading

Peter, My Subconscious

In life we generally rely on our subconscious to direct our movement.  We  stand, sit, walk,  and bend automatically with no thought to  how we move.  Our subconscious  habitually does it for us, and it dominates us so that we … Continue reading

Are You an Innie or an Outie?

Men go forth to marvel at the heights of mountains and the huge waves of the sea, the broad flow of the rivers, the vastness of the ocean, the orbits of the stars, and yet they neglect to marvel at … Continue reading

Be Here Now!

In his final novel, Island, Aldous Huxley wrote about the adventures of a shipwrecked Englishman on Pala, an imaginary island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. The society on this island had evolved to the point where there was universal economic … Continue reading

To Outsource or to Insource, That is the Question – Part 3

In my previous blog, To Outsource or to Insource, That is the Question – Part 2, I wrote about the unique self-investigation process F. Matthias Alexander, the developer of the Alexander Technique, went through to solve his voice problem.  Outsourcing … Continue reading

To Outsource or to Insource, That is the Question – Part 2

In my previous post, To Outsource or to Insource, That is the Question – Part 1, I wrote about the moment when F. Matthias Alexander, the developer of the Alexander Technique* came to the realization that outsourcing the solution to … Continue reading

To Outsource or to Insource, That is the Question – Part 1

Outsourcing has a bad reputation these days, conjuring up images of low wages and dangerous sweatshops in distant, impoverished lands, while our own laid-off workers end up on welfare But on an individual level, we’re all outsourcers – often in … Continue reading