A large percentage of classical Alexander Technique lesson time is devoted to work on sitting, standing and moving between sitting and standing. As one progresses, this preoccupation persists. There are some more complex tasks that the experienced student may be able to work constructively with, but the teacher is likely to continue to work on sitting and standing. This tenacity is based on profound principles.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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I am often asked for an opinion on office chairs. My answer is necessarily indirect. I propose that a chair which makes engaging in positive co-ordination most readily accessible is preferable. I then go on to unpack what that statement means, suggest some practices to aid comfortable sitting, and some ergonomic considerations. I may also challenge the enquirer as to how they came to ask in the first place, to ensure he is not delegating responsibility for the use of himself to his furniture.Read More
Postural improvement characterises every experience with Alexander Technique and is its most remarked on effect. However the view that “Alexander Technique is about posture” misrepresents the vast scope of Alexander Technique. Perhaps the standard definition of posture is limited tooRead More