1. For a modern take on the Alexander Technique, try: How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live: Learning the Alexander Technique to Explore Your Mind-Body Connection and Achieve Self-Mastery Paperback. Vineyard speculates on the neuroscience behind the Alexander Technique and includes a series of case studies and short vignettes about her own experiences […]
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I may have said to a friend that I was not on a tango journey. This was not true. I was trying to play off how much the dance had come to matter to me. Everyone says, ‘Tango is so sexy,” but that’s not my usual experience. More frequently, the awkward combustion of two strangers […]
I find this interesting, because all the practices that orient us towards more skillful living are easy. It’s not hard to become aware of the breath, or how the feet rest on the ground. It’s not hard to wish the neck to be free. It’s not hard to contemplate that all beings, like ourselves wish […]
Very excited that the article on dance and Alexander Technique, Freedom of Movement Through Consciousness, by Joseph Carman can now be read online. I was interviewed along with 3 other Alexander Technique teachers who are also dancers. You can read the whole article here: http://www.dancestudiolife.com/alexander-technique/
Back Trouble: A New Approach to Prevention and Recovery, by Deborah Caplan The Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life, by Pedro Alcantara Body Learning, by Michael Gelb How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live: Learning the Alexander Technique to Explore Your Mind-Body Connection and Achieve Self-Mastery by Missy Vineyard The Use of the Self, by […]
Albinus on Anatomy This is my favorite book to use for teaching. The illustrations are beautiful. The Anatomy of Movement, by Blandine Calais-Germain. It is frequently sold with The Anatomy of Movement: Exercises book by the same author. This is a great resource for both gazing at bones, and learning about the functional anatomy of movement. […]
Reflections on Tommy Thompson’s Alexander Technique Workshop for Teachers, Oakland, CA April 14, 2013 I put on my Tango shoes and walked backwards in high heels. I wobbled without a partner’s support. My low back arched. I was conscious of the crowd of Alexander Technique teachers watching…judging. A teacher colleague began working with me. She […]
As I go about my life, I catch myself in habitual thoughts and postures, I take out an imaginary mirror and look at myself. Who am I right now? Is the reflection in the mirror kind or harsh? What if I trust that my own attention can create the same space and fluidity that flows […]
Tommy Thompson taught a 2-day workshop for Alexander Technique Teachers. Here are a few highlights – paraphrased – I did my best to capture Tommy’s poetic flavor, but these are not exact quotes. If we look for what’s right, if we assume the primary control is always working, then teaching becomes a much more […]
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