Duddy Kravitz On Alexander Technique

I’m watching The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.

Duddy is just racing around. He’s working class and eager to succeed. He’s not educated. He’s not cool. He doesn’t play by the rules of the game.

He reminds me of myself when I was younger.

Scratching, sweating, pushing, grabbing, Duddy is always in motion. Always in a hurry. He has little concern for what is socially appropriate. He doesn’t care about what the goyim think. He just wants to get his now.

As I look at all his nervous tics and fruitless striving, I think he badly needs Alexander Technique. “I’ve got too much to do and not enough time to do it” is probably the mental construct that most causes body tension and compression. When we rush, we hunch and clench and use ourselves poorly.

When we look back, we realize we could’ve accomplished more things and at a higher quality of performance if we had simply taken our time and done things elegantly.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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