Category Archives: Alexander Technique

The F. Matthias Alexander Story – It Ain’t Necessarily So

Robert Rickover, the son of the creator of America’s nuclear navy, operates AlexanderTechnique.com. He’s also an Alexander teacher, like Jeremy Chance, who often thinks outside of the box (such as teaching by Skype, Up With Gravity, etc) and is willing … Continue reading

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Sitting With One Knee Down

As this guy advises, I’m sitting with one knee down…It gives an impetus for me to go up through my torso. I went down for 3 days last week with lower back spasms. Humbling! I asked some other Alexander teachers … Continue reading

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Sex and the Alexander Technique

Robert Rickover writes: In my previous post, Sex and the Alexander Technique – Part 1, I provided an overview of what was available on this topic 20 years ago. Slim pickings, to say the least! Fortunately for all of us, … Continue reading

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NYT: Posture Affects Standing, and Not Just the Physical Kind

Jane Brody writes in the New York Times Sept. 6, 2016: Poor posture can have ill effects that radiate throughout the body, causing back and neck pain, muscle fatigue, breathing limitations, arthritic joints, digestive problems and mood disturbances. It can … Continue reading

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Breathing Freely & Clarity Of Purpose

Alexander teacher Carolyn Nicholls tells Robert Rickover: “The more flexible an area, the easier it is to misuse it. I’ve had a lot of pupils who’ve had a sullen ribcage, where the ribcage stays the same shape with the in-breath … Continue reading

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