Blog of the Week: Sometimes Not Breathing Is Believing

Originally published on March 3, 2015 by Andrew McCann at www.alexanderand.com/blog. When I was training as an Alexander Technique teacher, Vivien Mackie—the well-known Alexander teacher and cellist—came to Urbana to visit the Murray’s training course. While in town, she gave a … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: The Alexander Technique Connection

Originally posted by Mark Josefsberg on January 22, 2015 at markjosefsberg.com. I was recently reading two books, and coincidentally they both referenced asthmatic attacks—with differing approaches for relief. The first book was “Explaining the Alexander Technique—The writings of F. Mathias Alexander—In … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Posture for Beginners: An (Un)learning Process

Originally posted by Victoria Stanham on December 4, 2014 at vstanhamalexandertechnique.blogspot.com. Most sports and art forms have an “ideal posture” to practice them. Books and articles on them will describe this ideal posture, and sometimes offer muscular exercises that will help … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: You Don’t Have to Say, “Sit Up Straight!”

Originally posted by Andrew McCann on November 20, 2014 at www.alexanderand.com/blog. On Wednesdays, Kyra teaches the cello to an adorable five year-old, “E.” In her lesson yesterday, E was sitting slumped on her little green stool, hanging backward off her cello. Instead … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Where’s Your Head At – and is it causing your back pain?! Part 2

Originally posted by Adrian Farrell on November 6, 2014 at www.alexander-technique.london After reading Part 1 you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Alexander Technique is about body mechanics.  The way you use yourself certainly includes body mechanics, but you are much … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: A Shocking Exchange on Facebook about Music and Hard Work

Originally posted on October 29, 2014 by Jennifer Roig-Francolí at www.ArtOfFreedom.me/Blog I had a rather shocking exchange on Facebook the other day, which was shocking mostly because I hadn’t realized how far I’d come in my thinking, away from what I might … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Don’t Drive (Yourself) With the Parking Brake On!

Originally posted by Jeffrey Glazer on October 6 at nycalexandertechnique.com. Here is a simple way to think about the Alexander Technique… it’s about learning to move without compressing your spine. Just as you wouldn’t want to drive your car with … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: My Top Eleven Best Practices to Improve Your Alexander Technique Skills

Originally Posted on September 30, 2014 by Imogen Ragone at www.imogenragone.com/blog In this blog I share my top eleven (yes eleven, not ten!) best practices for learning the Alexander Technique. The list comprises all the things I do myself to sustain and move … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: The Alexander Technique Goes To Charm School

Originally posted on September 24, 2014 by Karen Evans at AshbyAlexanderTechnique.co.uk/Blog. Can charm be taught? Hmmm. Difficult one.  Most of us would struggle even to define what it is, although we know it when we meet it.  Is it purely natural … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Twin Towers – Patriotism – Hope

Originally posted by Fay Putnam on September 12, 2014 at BreathIsTheAnswer.com/Blog. Yesterday was the day on which Americans remember the September 11, 2001 attack upon American soil. Four planes commandeered by men filled with hate and zealous pride for their own … Continue reading