December 3, 2018


I was discussing tennis with a new student who has been a tennis coach. I said that Roger Federer is held up by Alexander Technique teachers as an example of someone with good 'use' - i.e. he moves so well that his body functions at optimum efficiency. 

My pupil r...

November 19, 2018

This person is not sitting on her sitting bones. Her pelvis is tipped backwards and the natural curves of her back are pushed backwards to counterbalance the weight of her head which is drooping from her upper back. Her neck is contracted and shortened. 

If you rec...

September 6, 2018

This tree started life straight . It isn't a bent variety. It's a hawthorn growing on an exposed hillside on the South Downs. It has been contorted by the prevailing wind from the sea.

We too acquire bends and can become stooped, not because we were born to be crooked b...

May 14, 2018

Alexander Technique is most commonly taught in 1:1 lessons. Lessons usually last 45 minutes, during which the teacher will use their hands to guide the pupil's body to let go of unnecessary tension and find a new balance, free from ingrained habits. It can be an intens...

October 13, 2017

Here is Christopher Reeves transforming nto Superman:

It's a lovely example of 'non doing' - in order to become superman you can see him allowing the pulls in his body that are taking his head off balance to loosen. This allows him to grow into his full stature. In his...

October 10, 2017

For new students of the Alexander Technique the world can become a strange place. Everywhere they look they see distortion and tension, friends, family and colleagues who slump in their chairs, hang their heads over their mobile phones and walk in an ungainly way. Ever...