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: Alexander Technique, Stress, Posture, and Change

Originally posted by Mark Josefsberg on May 26, 2015 at markjosefsberg.com. Human beings have the (unfortunate) ability to experience stress, with all its physical manifestations, even before a stressful event has taken place. And, just by thinking, we can re-experience the … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: The Grip

Originally posted by Patrick Smith on May 11, 2015 at ajourneymanswayhome.blogspot.com. Working with David Jernigan in an Alexander Technique session years ago, he first mentioned The Grip which is a characteristic of my right hand.  I have noticed The Grip manifest … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Allowing Time to Make Space for Change

Originally posted by Victoria Stanham on March 19, 2015 at vstanhamalexandertechnique.blogspot.com. Beginnings are tough for me. I’m all about order, but beginnings tend to be for me all about chaos. Most of the chaos stems from the fact that I haven’t … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Space . . . The Posture Frontier

Originally posted by Lindsay Newitter on August 28, 2014 at www.nyposturepolice.com/posturepolice. Take a moment to think about the various spaces that you spend your day in both indoors and outdoors. Are they vast? Confined? Cluttered? Open? Some combination of some or … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Walking Like a Girl: Jung’s Theory of Core Wounds and the Alexander Technique

Originally posted on August 25, 2014 by Brett Hershey at his Wellness Blog. I was recently working with a 63 year-old man in generally good shape, but complaining of stiffness and pain in the upper back, shoulders and neck. He … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Presence and Performance

Originally posted on May 18, 2014 by Ulysses Chuang at BodyLearningBlog.com. Over the past few months I’ve been filming Alexander lessons with a student of mine. I then edit the recordings down to 7 minutes to share them on YouTube. Eric is … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Core Strength

Originally posted by Lindsay Newitter on February 5, 2014 at www.nyposturepolice.com. “Hey, apple, that’s your stem lifting that weight, not your core.” Are you using your core muscles to do core strengthening exercises or are other muscles getting in the way? … 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