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

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

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

Change Your Tune

I once assisted the late Marjorie Barstow on a teaching trip to a large mid-western university where she gave classes in the Alexander Technique to Music Department faculty and students. In one class, a professor asked for help playing the … Continue reading