The Technique Works in Mysterious Ways, Part 3

When I was a kid, my mom read Ancient Greek myths to me and my brothers and sister. That of Icarus and his wings attached with wax melting as he neared the sun always stuck with me. However odd it sounds, I felt I got very close to the sun here. My conception of the… Continue reading The Technique Works in Mysterious Ways, Part 3

Checking in – Eight Lessons

Again, questions referred to: Balance while playing Sound after lesson Sound days after lesson Sound (lie down) Musical timing Difficult music Practice/performance Energy/endurance " I came to it with an open mind" Quinn wrote, "and kept my mind as open as I could for as long as I could, but the lessons have honestly had… Continue reading Checking in – Eight Lessons

Checking in – First Four Lessons

As part of their reflection on the AT lesson experience, I asked Quinn and Carmen to rate their connection to the following ideas, from 1 (weakest) to 5 (strongest), based on their first four lessons. Balance while playing Sound after lesson Sound days after lesson Sound (lie down) Musical timing Difficult music Practice/performance Energy/endurance He… Continue reading Checking in – First Four Lessons

The Alexander Technique, in my words

The Alexander Technique teaches one to not only think and do what “feels right” but instead more freely choose actions. In doing so the Technique shows a tangible way to effect change in contrast to “do this better” or “stop doing that.” One begins to discover possibility where there was impossibility, moving beyond cultural, historical,… Continue reading The Alexander Technique, in my words

What is the Alexander Technique??

My Civic Colleague Ariel Patkin messaged me about exercise, the Alexander Technique, and how swimming might benefit the scapulohumeral rhythm. She sent me this video to help explain. It's dry - probably for some kind of health field professional training. But that didn't matter; the intention behind her sending it to me did. This intention was unfamiliar… Continue reading What is the Alexander Technique??