Here’s a fascinating film about how the Alexander Technique is being taught in schools in the UK. Thanks to Brooke Lieb for letting me know about the film.
Last month I was fortunate to be part of a panel on integrating yoga with other somatic practices. The panel was part of YogaCity NYC’s Deeper Learning Series. On the panel with me were Amy Matthews, as a representative of Body-Mind Centering, and Joe Miller, representing the Feldenkrais Method. It was a lively and interesting […]
People turn to the Alexander Technique for help for many different reasons. In the hundred years or so that it’s been around, the Technique has helped people with back pain, scoliosis, respiratory problems, speech problems, and balance issues. It has helped athletes rehabilitate themselves from injuries and performers refine their craft. There are many reasons […]
On the face of it, Yoga and the Alexander Technique would seem to be two completely different disciplines. Comparing them would be like comparing a dog with an iPad. Although they originated in very different times from very different cultural traditions, and would appear to have emerged out of very different intentions, thematically, they do […]
This post was originally published on YogaArtandScience.com. I’m re-publishing it here as part of my ongoing look at Yoga and the Alexander Technique] Soft lighting, soothing music, perhaps the gentle fragrance of incense or lavender oil in the air. A few inspiring words from an attractive and well-toned instructor. Easy stretches and calisthenics that build […]
Outside of the performing arts, where it has had a strong influence for many years, the Alexander Technique is not so well known, certainly not as well-known as Yoga. Developed by F. M. Alexander over a hundred years ago, the Technique is a method of kinesthetic re-education that will help you identify patterns of poor […]
(Photo by Gina de la Chesnaye) I came to Yoga in my mid-twenties suffering from anxiety and the effects of stress as a result of my job. I was working at the time as an assistant in the acting department at a boutique talent agency in New York. My work environment was aggressive and competitive. […]