A general introductory article by Jeremy Woolhouse published by the Burwood Bulletin, issue 153, Winter 2019.Read More
Articles on Alexander Technique in life - by Jeremy Woolhouse
Monthly blog articles by Jeremy Woolhouse. Alexander Technique for daily life, music performance, specialised activities, pain relief and management.
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‘Whenever I use Alexander Technique, it helps. But I keep forgetting to use it! Sometimes I get to the end of a job and realise I didn’t think of it once.’
Even when we appreciate the benefits of Alexander Technique, remembering to engage with it can be a challenge. This is all the more difficult if we are unaware of ourselves in the moment in which we are moving or resting with poor quality.Read More
Alexander Technique is a skill which is practised in order to experience associated benefits. The many ways in which we may study or apply the Technique are all based on two particular kinds of thinking: inhibition and direction.Read More
Musicians and computer users are at the top of the list for Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI).
Alexander Technique’s unique approaches make it a powerful tool in prevention and management of RSI symptoms. poise and action in accord with Alexander Technique principles promotes long term resolution of underlying causes of strain.
Inevitably, students of Alexander Technique become aware of previously unrecognised habitual tensions. When interference with easeful movement or balance of tone is recognised, change for the better can be initiated. It may be tempting to perceive practice of Alexander Technique as based on looking for excess tension, then removing it. This potentially limiting view calls for an evaluation of process in using The Technique.Read More
Alexander Technique process is centred around thought. Whilst we are asleep, most of us have no conscious voluntary thought, so the way Alexander Technique might influence the quality of sleep is indirect. Many students comment on improvements in sleep associated with lessons, so it is worthwhile considering just how we can change sleep habits.Read More
When studying Alexander Technique, each student will progress in an individual way. There are, however, some common themes students may be able to relate to. A consideration of progression can help to put into perspective one’s own experience and development.Read More
There is a reaction known as “fight or flight” which is triggered when we perceive danger. It is very appropriate when there is danger which needs an immediate fight or flight as a response. This happens very rarely in modern society, the response is usually triggered by an emotional threat for which fight or flight as a response is inappropriate. The resulting tension can create a massive limitation to performance and may guarantee a result which we were aiming to avoid.Read More
All students of Alexander Technique arrive with an acknowledgement of scope for improvements in their life. It may be a pain one has, or a recognition of falling short of potential which is the catalyst to study. After a period of study, this initial motivation usually becomes fulfilled. Students may feel content to discontinue lessons. If the principles have been fully embodied, the student at this time is asking: “what now?Read More