Alexander Technique

Being mindful

Walk with a free breath

Breathing – do you remember when breathing wasn’t a problem? I do. I cycled, walked, swam and very occasionally run all with a free breath. I didn’t like running. Then one day I found I couldn’t breathe without an inhaler. I found out later that I could be what I wanted to do with a free breath again. I my story I mentioned it took me a long time. It took me a long time because I didn’t know it was possible and nobody told me, I doubt I would have believed them anyway.

Hopefully you won’t be like that with me.

Breathing is semi autonomous which means that it will happen on its own or you can consciously control your in and out breath. What I found is that my consciousness had taken over whenever I thought about my breathing, I thought about breathing a lot. I was…

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Alexander Technique

The perfect student or the Alexander Overcoat

Alexander in the Forest

I recon I’ve been the perfect student for the past couple of years whilst studying to become an Alexander Technique Teacher, 1600 hours over 3 years, it’s quite a journey that I’m still on. My other blogs describe some of the discoveries I’ve made during my training, they are well worth a read.

I’ve listened, discussed, read, written and learnt the various Alexander Technique activities to help me get ready to teacher the Alexander Technique to my future pupils. Being the perfect student I’ve really thought and worked hard at discovering what the Alexander technique is all about, so much so that my thoughts have developed into doing them; a big no-no in the Alexander world.

The Alexander Technique is about being free, free to make choices, conscious constructive choices that allows freedom of movement. DOING just won’t DO. By doing the perfect student the edge of the…

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