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The Alexander Technique: Out of the closet

We are all closeted, having spaces within us that are closed. They, we, long to be touched, to flow into the whole. We want to open. Psycho-therapy can facilitate that for some, working back to the time when we first shut the closet door, or Alexander, with its touch,...

Gravitas

Gravitas, gravity acting through us. We know it when we see it and we all desire it. We want our speech, our gesture, our actions to have import, substance, all that which stands beneath and underlies us. Tension in our joints causes gravity to act differently on each...

Waiting for spontaneity

Waiting for spontaneity: According to Vic Braden, The Inner Game of Tennis, “when our motive is the result, winning or losing, the brain reverts and recruits the muscles that it has used in the past.” I love the word “recruits” as he uses it...

The simplicity of Alexander Technique

The greater part of genius is asking the right questions. Albert Einstein asked as a youth: What if I could ride a beam of light, and his answer reordered the universe. Asking the right questions is the genius of Alexander Technique. To accrued tension it asks, what...