‘By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond the winning.’ Lao Tzu
The Alexander Technique could be described as a ‘method of kinaesthetic re-education’, concerning the ‘physiology of the living organism’, but this...
I recommend reading, "Tapping" by Sue Beer.
Also, "E Squared" by Pam Grout.
How to Castle
Whether on the king side or the queen side the king moves 2 squares towards the rook then the rook jumps over the king and goes on the square right next to the king. Castling King side (0-0) and castling queen side (0-0-0).
When is Castling permissible?
All of the following...
When was the last time you were still?
Without stillness we are trapped within our habits, whether they are belief structures, physical habits or learnt emotional responses, about the way the world works and our place within it.
It is the separation from these habitual reactions that we...
I didn’t come to the technique through any particular aches and pains, but rather because I was losing the plot completely. I was in my mid 30’s happily married and with 2 children when I found myself struggling to get up in the mornings after being unable to sleep during the nights. I spent...
The Alexander Technique is a process devised (funnily enough) by a man whose surname was Alexander. F M Alexander worked out the Alexander Technique over a period of nine years as a response to losing his voice. The first school was set up in 1931 and people have been training to become...
The Alexander Technique is a way of becoming more aware of balance, posture and movement in everyday activities. This can bring into consciousness tensions previously unnoticed, and helps us to differentiate between necessary and unnecessary tension and effort. We can then learn to make...
I would strongly recommend the following book as an excellent introduction to the Alexander Technique:
Michael Gelb's "Body Learning"
Gelb's writing is both informative and entertaining and while he does not over-simplify the subject like many Alexander "manuals," he also doesn't make it...
I have coached singers of all levels for twenty years and they’ve all come to me with the same two challenges: lack of confidence and various degrees of physical tension. Neither of which any scale or vocal exercises seemed to get rid of. In fact, students would often leave their lesson...
Starting yoga can be intimidating for some people who are not used to doing physical exercise or working and practising in a class situation. Those coming to yoga for the first time should be encouraged to learn that yoga is non competitive and that students should work at their own pace and...
Our world is increasingly becoming more fast-paced. Technology is changing at lightning speed and everything we do is rushed and crammed into an...
How to Castle
Whether on the king side or the queen side the king moves 2 squares towards the rook then the rook jumps over the king and goes on...
The 'Lifestyle' Categories. Which one do you fit into? YOGA AS A MEANS TO DE-STRESS On the Run 'On the Run' is always in a hurry, if...
Yoga can mean different things to different people, from a body toning system to some, to a complete way of life to others. It is the oldest...
I have been an avid fan of the Martial Arts since I first saw a glimpse of Bruce Lee on World of Sport on ITV many years ago. I had a vested...
Neck and shoulder pain and headaches are all too common around exam time – As we get more mentally stressed then the physical impact is muscular...
Many people these days are feeling the negative effects of living in a stressful environment. Our health is suffering as a result of worrying...
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