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The Edinburgh Alexander and Therapy Centre has been offering Alexander lessons and workshops since 1994.

Lessons from the Chair

Dialogue and learning through movement and action. Blog posts concerning the Alexander Technique.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 17:58

How To Sing Upside Down

I am awe of the athleticism of opera singers generally, and Wagnerian singers in particular, although not because of the popular misconception that…
Monday, 05 October 2015 13:35

Stillness

A few years ago, I went to hear Paco Peña play during the Festival here in Edinburgh. As well as the flamenco dancers…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 18:48

On the High Wire

I was the boy who always failed to jump the stream when I was younger. I would watch other people leap across and…
Monday, 25 May 2015 11:08

Alexander Botox For The Soul

The face of decision or, as I some times more colloquially put it, having first warned my pupils of an impending profanity, the…
Friday, 13 March 2015 14:16

A Book can Change Your Life

You can use a book to change your life and you do not have to read it! You just have to put your…
Thursday, 26 February 2015 19:13

Anniversaries

Monday will be the first anniversary of my father’s death and as I approach it I realise what an extraordinary year it has…
Monday, 12 January 2015 16:13

Really Stopping

If you really stop, and I mean really stop, and especially if you are not used to stopping, then it really feels to…
Saturday, 08 November 2014 18:36

Living on the Edge

One of the facts of movement is that we move best when we are unstable but balanced. This is often a discomforting fact,…
Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:39

Imagine…

Imagine a world of work where people were ill less often, where there were fewer accidents and performance improved. Imagine world of work…
Friday, 05 September 2014 12:21

Practise Works!

With summer and the Festival over and life returning to normal, it is good to get back to blogging. I will be blogging…
Friday, 30 May 2014 14:59

Structure Sets You Free

We depend on structure - without it our worlds would fall apart. Without power supplies, without transport, without communications, without sanitation, without fields,…
Friday, 16 May 2014 15:42

Singing and Dancing in High Heels

When I started teaching twenty years ago, I think it fair to say that most Alexander teachers, or at least the ones I…
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