Blog of the Week: Seeing More and Letting Go: Widening My Experience through Alexander Technique

Originally published on July 30, 2015 by Mariel Berger at www.acatnyc.org/main/blog. [Many thanks to my Alexander Technique teacher, Witold Fitz-Simon, and my Alexander Technique Psychologist, Jane Dorlester] I used to believe that intense focus and concentration were the best way of being. … 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: Good Posture Means Connecting, Not Correcting

Originally posted by Dan Cayer on April 23, 2015 at dancayerfluidmovement.com/blog. I’m not against correcting our posture or body on principle. I wish all it took to rid ourselves of chronic pain and tension was figuring the right angle or position, … 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: Our American Sickness

Originally posted on August 19, 2014 by Lauren Hill at redefiningpostureblog.com. I have once heard it called our American Sickness—our seeming need to fill every waking minute with activity. In my last post I talked about the relationship of stress to … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Shoulder Surgery, Alexander Technique, Physical Therapy and a Ski Pole

Originally posted by Julie Rothschild on July 10, 2014 at www.julierothschildmovement.com/blog. I’m 2 weeks out. Biceps tenodesis, distal clavicle excision, subacromial decompression. Rotator cuff was fine. Phew. My first day of PT was 5 days post-op and I wouldn’t let her … Continue reading

Blog of the Week: Bad Posture is a Silent Evil

Originally posted by Victoria Stanham on March 14, 2014 at vstanhamalexandertechnique.blogspot.com. Bad Posture is one of those silent evils, like cholesterol or bad breath: you don’t really notice it until it becomes a serious problem (an unsightly hump, a herniated disc, … 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: Don’t Relax! A new solution for tension

Originally posted by Heather Stegmaier on October 9, 2013 at www.heatherstegmaier.com/blog. Relaxing has become a favorite pastime in our culture. We’re so busy and stressed that we have to schedule time to actively relax (an oxymoron, right?). With all these things we … Continue reading