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

The Shockingly Easy Method To Improve Your Posture – And The Way You Do Everything You Do

It is natural for our bodies to work efficiently – Patrick Macdonald. MacDonald was one of the first people trained to be an Alexander Technique teacher, in the early 1930s,  and his observation was based on over 50 year’s experience … Continue reading

Ask And You Shall Receive – Free Energy From The Earth

A couple of weeks ago, I embarked on my usual after-dinner walk.  I’d had a long day of teaching and was feeling a little tired and generally low energy.  My inclination was to skip the walk, but decided some fresh … Continue reading

No Auto-Correct for Habitual Tension – Part 1

I’ve never been a good speller. When I was about to graduate from high school and head off to university, our class was given a standardized test to measure our abilities across in a number of key areas. I scored … Continue reading

Change your Password – Change your Life

When I teach new Alexander Technique students, I almost always give them “homework” based on experiments in thinking and moving that I’ve talked them through in their lessons.  These experiments typically involve using Alexander Technique directions (more on these below). … Continue reading

Free for All

I am free. That’s a simple example of an Alexander Technique Freedom Direction.* Freedom Directions are both amazingly simple, and amazingly powerful. Would you like to do a little experiment to test that claim, an experiment that could change your … Continue reading

A Dialogue with Mr Peter Habit

Peter… “so I get the Alexander Technique now… I can do this, don’t you worry!! You want me to think your neck freedirectyourheadforwardandupsoyourbackcanlengthenandwiden… hey presto… how was that? Kay  … “it’s not a mantra Peter!  It is more than words.. … Continue reading

What Part of No Don’t You Understand?

Once again* a catchy country music title helps illuminate a fundamental Alexander Technique idea. And, yes, I’ve embedded a video of the song – a nice example, by singer Lorrie Morgan, of the growing feminist influence in country – at … Continue reading