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

The Posture of Power – Part 2

In my last blog, The Posture of Power, I wrote about politicians and televangelists – two of my favorite groups to observe. I love to watch them because they generally have pretty good posture and use of their their bodies. … Continue reading

The Posture of Power

Since discovering the Alexander Technique many years ago, I’ve been fascinated by the posture and movement patterns I observe in others. When I see someone that appears to have a dysfunctional pattern, I ask myself: “How are they doing that?” … Continue reading

Alexander Technique – After the Appetizer

I’ve recently had the chance to do a little informal research on the following question:  What are the specific topics people explore once they’ve gone to an Alexander Technique website and had a little taste of what the Technique has … Continue reading

Misconceptions about the Alexander Technique

When the subject of the Alexander Technique comes up in conversation, I’ve found that people who have heard about it often have a very distorted idea of what it’s all about. This is not surprising because the Technique is concerned … Continue reading

Taking a Stand with Awareness

A few years ago, I happened to have two students who were both quite tall and who had lessons scheduled one right after the other on the same morning. Jack (not his real name) was in his late thirties, not … Continue reading

Learning how to Stop

A STORY: “A man enjoys life. But it isn’t perfect. He sometimes experiences pain, frustration, and suffering. For a while he gets along okay. But the suffering builds over time, over a number of years. The suffering becomes a major … Continue reading

Backpacks, Kids and Us

He was probably nine or ten years old. I suppose he would be about four feet tall if he were standing normally. But he wasn’t, thanks to his immense backpack. It was so heavy that his whole body curved sharply … Continue reading

Gravity’s Sad Story

What’s the first feeling you get when you hear or see the word gravity? For a great many people it conveys something negative, or heavy – something we need to fight against to keep our body from sagging as we … Continue reading

Pity Poor Posture…So Terribly Misunderstood

I recently tried to do an interview with Posture for the Alexander Technique podcast, but he’d moved so far from civilization – and good internet connections – that the audio quality was terrible.  But he has an important point he … Continue reading