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Self care and the Alexander Technique

A Curator of Your Self: How would you respond to the question, “What do you do for a living?” You might say that you’re a teacher, a word processor, a homemaker, a computer programmer, a violinist, a dancer, or a singer. You might be tempted to describe the results...

Breath, creation, and the Alexander Technique

I love the creation story where spirit, breath, moves upon the face of the waters.  What happens when your breath moves upon the face, the surface of, say, your coffee cup. Waves. What if all of creation were waves? That’s what some physicists are telling us today....

My axe

Everything I’ve learned about the Alexander Technique, I’ve learned at the piano. I’ve had some good teachers, even great ones, but, not too surprisingly none of them could “learn” me, they could only teach me. It’s at the the piano...

Alexander Technique and the road less traveled

The footings of a suspension bridge know the span between them. Every force upon the bridge—gravity, torque, wind, and traffic—is transmitted from the span to its footings, its bases at both ends, and into the ground beneath them. Taking a non-physicist’s liberty, you...

Simple gifts: The Alexander Technique

Excuse me now, while I go all Old Testament on you. Naaman, a Syrian army captain, has leprosy and heads off, not to Mount Sinai Hospital, but toward Mt. Sinai itself, to visit the prophet Elisha. Oh, he bring his peeps alright, his retinue, his gifts, his caravan,...