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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.

A Technical Blog Formally, the Alexander Technique has two parts to it: inhibition and direction. Understanding the two and how they are different…
Friday, 05 July 2013 15:35

Relax Can Equal Collapse

Relax Can Equal Collapse It is holiday time and people are heading off for what they are hoping to be a relaxing break.…
Friday, 21 June 2013 18:47

Hearing Yourself Think

Stopping to the still point where everything is releasing, lengthening, poised, with balance achieved, is primary to the Alexander Technique. It means ceasing…
Friday, 07 June 2013 11:25

Alexander Technique and Gardening

Alexander Technique and Gardening The weather in Edinburgh has finally turned into Summer, the grass is just starting to grow and it is…
Friday, 24 May 2013 10:48

Snagging 2

As I continually remind people, the Alexander Technique is a technique for developing constructive conscious control. This is rarely why people come for…
Friday, 03 May 2013 17:41

Snagging

In the process of developing and extending constructive conscious control, one of the things that sometimes happens is that people can start to…
Friday, 19 April 2013 07:01

Being Free In Your Tensions

There is a common misconception about Alexander Technique that it is about standing up straight. This is often associated with the common misconception…
Saturday, 23 March 2013 15:09

You have to make a picture!

So said the caption in the exhibition* explaining how to explore the nano world which has been opening up wonderfully strange landscapes of…
Friday, 01 March 2013 20:08

Going Up

I have been excitedly showing pupils the image below on my iPad for the last week. It comes from a trip made by…
Friday, 01 February 2013 18:44

Poise in the Act of Living

The continuing radical nature of Alexander's thought and work has been brought home to me, as I prepare to write an article next…
Friday, 25 January 2013 20:03

Posture – A Radical Change

Old solutions to problems that persist, reappear, rebranded, as wholesome technology. The promise is of effortless relief, with little or no demands on…
Friday, 18 January 2013 08:30

Physical Literacy in Schools

The Telegraph yesterday reports that Baroness Campbell, chairwoman of UK Sport, has complained that eleven-year olds in Britain ‘can hardly move’. Indeed apparently…
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