Moses and Alexander – Between a Rock and a Soft Place

In Numbers 20, verses 2-12, The people are thirsty and Moses asks God to help.  God gives Moses a staff and tells him to command a rock to supply the water. The pattern established over many years was Moses conveying … Continue reading

X-Rated Alexander Technique

Back in the day, movies and books in America would sometimes be banned by church or state authorities.*  Perhaps because of their scandalous content, or unacceptable political implications. A banned movie or book was often one that everyone wanted to … Continue reading

The F. Matthias Alexander Story – It Ain’t Necessarily So: Part 3

The legacy of F. Matthias Alexander, the developer of the Alexander Technique, has come under a good deal of new scrutiny in recent years as we learn more about his early life. (See Part 1 and Part 2 of this … Continue reading

Strange Bedfellows: A Monk and F. Matthias Alexander

David Steindl-Rast — Anatomy of Gratitude I just finished listening to a podcast interview with Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk,  teacher and author beloved around the world. His TED Talk about cultivating gratitude as a way to bring joy … Continue reading

Not Even a Teeny Weeny Bit

Marjory Barlow was F. Matthias Alexander’s niece, and a well-known teacher of the Alexander Technique for many years. In her book, An Examined Life she quotes Alexander on the topic of giving directions: “This is an exercise and finding out … Continue reading

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

Who was Alexander? Well the simple and obvious answer is that Alexander was the founder of the Technique that bears his name.  It’s hard to imagine today’s Alexander Technique without Alexander. But what do we really know about the man … Continue reading

Does the Alexander Technique Have a Leg to Stand On?

I’ve been thinking about my legs a lot recently, and particularly since my recent interview with Atlas in which he described the huge impact he noticed from learning how to bring ease to his legs. Maybe I’m also a little … 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