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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.

Thursday, 01 May 2014 19:47

Live Long and Prosper

No, not a blog on Star Trek, but a blog on how to help make this a reality by looking after yourself through…
Friday, 18 April 2014 09:22

The Pause

The word stop has acquired two main meaning in the Alexander world, which sometimes get run together, creating confusion and unnecessary difficulties for…
Saturday, 05 April 2014 17:38

Surfing Spontaneity

March has been a demanding month for me, including the death of my father, with whom I was lucky enough to be able…
Friday, 21 February 2014 17:47

Chopping the Onion

I thought I knew how to chop an onion, and so I do; it is even a professional way to do it, as…
I did a workshop last week on applying the Alexander Technique to Tai Chi, something of which I have no particular knowledge. However,…
So said an article, on some new research, in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph. It confirmed what every Alexander Technique teacher knows, that in texting…
A relatively new pupil came in this week, fed up. The pain and discomfort associated with arthritis was making life difficult and they…
Friday, 22 November 2013 10:36

Means Whereby - A Technical Blog

Becoming aware of how we approach specific tasks is a major part of developing and exercising constructive conscious control. For Alexander we can…
Monday, 04 November 2013 12:15

The Benefits of Conscious Control

As a phrase, 'constructive conscious control' draws a blank for most people; it is meaningless both intellectually and practically and therefore something that…
Friday, 18 October 2013 18:50

The Use of the Eyes

In his teaching room, Alexander had a roundel of stained glass hanging in his window. He would ask pupils to look at it…
Friday, 04 October 2013 08:57

The Advantages Of Conscious Control

The advantages of conscious control are often made clear to me, at points of difficulty and stress, such as when my mother died…
A Technical Blog Formally, the Alexander Technique has two parts to it: inhibition and direction. Understanding the two and how they are different…
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