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Settling into Harmony

This morning I received a post about the celebration of F.M. Alexander’s 150th birthday. I enjoyed the photos of teachers working together in Australia and the ease with which  they sat, stood and inclined towards each other.  Just looking at … Continue reading

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Harmful Posture Over Time Feels Normal

Why our social media habits are a pain in the neck US surgeons seeing increase in patients with neck and upper back pain likely to be related to poor posture when using mobile phones Report in ‘The Spine Journal’ says … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Description of the Alexander Technique

I apologize for not crediting the person who wrote this description of the Alexander Technique, that says so many things that I want to say every time someone asks me to describe this work and why one should study it. I will … Continue reading

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Personal Experience with Alexander lessons

I have been working on my Alexander Technique practice with Jill Guillermo-Togawa for over fifteen years. I first came to A.T. because I had persistent lower back pain that seemed inconsistent with my age and physical fitness level. I was … Continue reading

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Creating Ease

Every act of refusal is also an act of assent.  Every time we say no to consumer culture, we say yes to something more beautiful and sustaining.  Life is not something we go through or that happens to us; it’s … Continue reading

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A deep bow to Frank Ottiwell

Frank Ottiwell was the main teacher who trained me to be a teacher of the Alexander Technique.  After I graduated more than 27 years ago, Frank continued to be my teacher, and also became a treasured mentor, ‘uncle’ to my … Continue reading

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How does Alexander help computer use?

The challenges of computer work: You sit at your computer each day, eyes on the screen, hand on the mouse. You’re deeply absorbed in your work or pressured to meet a deadline. For hours, you barely move at all. Late … Continue reading

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“Keeping and Losing” our Balance as we age

I have spoken with a number of women over 65, who are concerned about losing their balance.  Who are concerned about falling and who feel they are less in balance than they used to be.  Walking, an activity that many … Continue reading

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“If you are …

“If you are sad, anxious, or lonely, you may think you need to fix or change something in your mind. If your shoulders are tight, if your back aches, you may think you just need a doctor to help fix … Continue reading

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