Blog of the Week: The Alexander Technique: Creating Opportunities for Change

Originally posted on October 1, 2015  by Heidi Leathwood “Human activity is primarily a process of reacting unceasingly to stimuli received from within or without the self.” —Frederick Matthias Alexander, The Use of the Self More than 120 years ago, … 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: Freedom of the wrists is an emblem of love

Originally posted by Alan Bowers on April 24, 2014 at economyinmotion.com. Let us now praise famous men, three of them: F. M. Alexander, the discoverer of the Alexander Technique, his follower Patrick Macdonald, and Albert Lee Bowers. Now, that last man, … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: The Alexander Technique-It Is What It Isn’t

Originally posted on Feb 20, 2014 by Mark Josefsberg at markjosefsberg.com. What isn’t the Alexander Technique? Here’s some of what the Alexander Technique isn’t: It isn’t yoga, Pilates, Reiki, or chiropractic. It’s not physical therapy or acupuncture, and it’s not Feldenkrais. It’s not religion, meditation, … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Don’t Be Discouraged by Failure: Tips for a Great Year from Alexander and Caesari

Originally posted by Jennifer Mackerras on January 29, 2014 at www.activateyou.com/blog. This week I’m completing my mini-series inspired by the singing teacher Caesari’s warning to singing students. Let the student beware, however, of three prominent evils: Unbridled enthusiasm which leads to … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Vocal Suicide? Who Me?

Originally posted by Fay Putnam on January 15, 2014 at breathistheanswer.com/blog. Are you committing vocal suicide? If you wonder about this question, glance at the following list of common sensory and auditory symptoms. Progressive voice fatigue following brief or extended voice … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: What does wearing a hot-water-bottle cover as a hat have to do with the Alexander Technique?

Originally posted by Annie Turner on November 7, 2013 at thebodywonderful.blogspot.co.uk. On Sunday I posted this to colleagues on a facebook page: “Just wanted to state my appreciation to FM; the long drive home tonight, wrapped in and fixed rigid by … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: You can Improve Performance by Doing Less

Why it Works, and 4 Tips to Harness its Power Originally posted by Jennifer Mackerras on October 10, 2013 at www.activateyou.com/blog. Have you ever wondered how the truly great artists manage to create their masterpieces? Have you ever listened to Yo-Yo Ma play … Continue reading