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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, 13 December 2012 18:33

The Bliss of An Infant

The bliss of an infant can haunt a life, casting long shadows over a life-time of regret, for time passed with a life…
Musturbation is a lovely word coined by Albert Ellis to name the habit some people have of thinking that they ‘must’ do something…
What does it mean for you to be wrong? When you are wrong, as we all are at times, are you able to…
‘Imagine you’re clever’ might be an insult to some, but for others it might be the instruction that liberates them into a whole…
A pupil returned last week and reported how their sleeping had improved as a result of their last lesson - they were getting…
Friday, 12 October 2012 00:00

The Importance of Alexander's Work

Every so often I find myself reflecting on what the Alexander Technique is a technique for – it is a subject I have…
Friday, 27 July 2012 00:00

Alexander Technique And Sport

With the Olympics starting today in London, it is hard to escape sport for the next couple of weeks. One of the things…
Saturday, 21 July 2012 00:00

Introducing Inhibition

Withholding consent, refraining from doing what one has always done, stopping yourself from relying on old habits, inhibiting, to use Alexander’s word, is…
Following on from the recent research on Alexander Technique and chronic back pain, new research has been done on giving lessons to help…
Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00

Knowing How v Knowing That

I first became aware of Gilbert Ryle’s distinction between ‘knowing how’ and ‘knowing that’ while studying philosophy at Aberdeen University as an undergraduate.…
Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00

Being Alive

Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 this week featured Elizabeth Walker, who at 97 is still teaching the Alexander Technique. She is the…
Friday, 08 June 2012 00:00

Why We Need A Teacher

Alexander believed anyone could do what he did in working things out for himself; he also believed that lessons would reduce the time…
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