Sexy Professors At Beyond Baroque

I read this story at Beyond Baroque tonight in Venice for a show put on by my writing class. Six of us read stories, two of us sang songs.

We had some sexy professors in the audience. I just adore female attention.

I’m glad my voice was full and strong and rang throughout the building. It would’ve been horrible to have lost my voice while giving a talk on the Alexander Technique. What’s the point of the Technique if you can’t speak up and speak long?

I kept saying in my reading that I had trouble with the fundamental Alexander question, “What do you notice?”

Then I stopped and asked myself aloud, “What do you notice?”

“Well,” I answered, “I notice that my neck is free and my head is releasing forward and up. I sense some compression between my shoulder blades so I can let that go and think of my back lengthening and widening. My knees aren’t locked. I tip back a bit from my hips at times but I can remedy that by projecting my head forward and up.”

Afterward, I got the feedback that when I started speaking about the Alexander Technique, I came alive and my posture changed, becoming taller and more confident.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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