The F. Matthias Alexander Story – It Ain’t Necessarily So: Part 2

In my last blog, The F. Mathias Alexander Story – It Ain’t Necessarily So, I wrote that I consider F. Matthias Alexander to have been a genius – but  a very different kind of genius that we have been led … 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

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

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