Can the Alexander Technique make a thief a better thief? It seems logical that it could. Alexander Technique lessons have helped musicians play better. It’s helped office workers sit at desks and use their computer with less harmful tension. it’s … Continue reading →
About Robert Rickover
Robert Rickover is an Alexander Technique teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska. He also teaches regularly in Toronto, Canada and offers Zoom sessions.
In my previous blog, Mr. Alexander in his Own Write: On Reading his Four Books, I wrote about the valuable legacy of Alexander’s writings. Although deeply flawed in many ways, they are filled with useful information, and insights into the … Continue reading →
When most people think about the Alexander Technique, and the discoveries of F. Matthias Alexander, they think about topics like posture improvement, pain relief, moving with greater ease, and more efficient breathing. In other words, how we can learn to … Continue reading →
A New York Times article, “Doctors See a Big Rise in Injuries As Young Athletes Train Nonstop” highlights a serious and growing health concern for teenagers and their parents. Typical injuries include stress fractures, cracked kneecaps and frayed heel tendons … Continue reading →
In my last blog, When will I finally get it?, I wrote about the impatience that students sometimes feel about their progress with the Alexander Technique. F. Matthias Alexander, the developer of the Technique, famously said: “We can throw away … Continue reading →
Picture this Alexander Technique workshop scene: About 30 people of widely varying ages and experience with the Technique are seated in a circle in a basement classroom of a university music department. Standing in the center of the group is … Continue reading →