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Lessons I Learned Training With Rafa Nadal

One winter's day a few years ago I was with my family at our favourite Chinese restaurant in...
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F M Alexander's Four Books - and a Summary

F M Alexander, the originator of the Alexander Technique, wrote four books: Man's Supreme...
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Are You A Worrier? Mindfulness can help.

We all know people who say they're just natural worriers. And a little bit of worry can be a...
Alexander Technique

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How The Alexander Technique Can Help Cellists

The Alexander Technique is a method through which it becomes possible to reactivate the reflex...

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  • How The Alexander Technique Can Help Cellists

    Florian Belbeoch Alexander Technique Teacher (North London) Picture The Alexander Technique is a method through which it becomes possible to reactivate the reflex mechanisms and work towards re-establishing a healthy body/mind relationship. This is the key to what F.M. Alexander called Good Use, a balanced and coordinated body. In other words it is a state where...
  • The true importance of Opening Theory.

    Matthew Brown Chess Teacher (North London) Picture Learn the ideas of any Chess Opening first I think it is important to learn the ideas of any Opening and then learn some variations. What has to be remembered though, is that your opponent will often not play the book moves, and you will need to know how to respond to the unexpected. This is...
  • The Role Of Breath And The Alexander Technique

    Piotr Dec Alexander Technique Teacher (South West London) Picture Breath determines the beginning and end of every human's life, therefore the process of breathing is one of the most important aspects of our existence which we should think about. Its role is varied and can affect many factors of our daily routine. Maintaining a well-developed ventilation can...
  • Lessons I Learned Training With Rafa Nadal Editor's Pick

    Patrick Ogier Tennis Coach (South West London) Picture One winter's day a few years ago I was with my family at our favourite Chinese restaurant in Guernsey and the message in my post-meal fortune cookie was "You have exciting times ahead." We told each other our messages - my uncle, incidentally, had just turned 80 years old but didn't like this...
  • Why Should My Son Or Daughter Learn Chess?

    James Coleman Chess Teacher (Sutton) Picture Most of my chess-playing students already know the answer to this, but for those that are maybe not studying chess seriously, or maybe don't even play at all, this short article will highlight some of the advantages that learning chess will bring. 1. It will teach you to think. Sounds obvious,...
  • Improving Relationships Through Body Awareness

    Viryanaya Ellis Meditation Teacher (Worcester) Picture We tend to think of our relationships with others, whether a partner, family, friends or colleagues, as a matter of thinking or deciding how to behave or speaking and acting on that. We see conducting relationships as a product of mental activity. However research and experience demonstrate that...
  • Something Great To Think About The Jaw

    Gabriel Santos Alexander Technique Teacher (North London) Picture   I find the lower jaw bone great. Its relation to the skull influences the possibility of a healthier way of behaving, of thinking, of moving, of functioning, allowing ourselves to keep responsive, free, in good condition.   If we look at a lower jaw bone from its side, it looks like an...
  • What is the Alexander Technique?

    Richard Sanders MSTAT Alexander Technique Teacher (South West London) Picture The Alexander Technique is an educational process where teachers use verbal instruction and gentle hands-on guidance to help student learn to change or avoid unnecessary harmful habits of bearing and coordination that interfere with the ability to experience natural postural support. The...
  • What is the Alexander Technique?

    Ellen Casey Alexander Technique Teacher (North London) Picture "You translate everything - whether physical, mental, or spiritual into muscular tension." F.M.Alexander F.M. Alexander was an Australian who, at the end of the nineteenth century, was trying to make a career as an actor and professional reciter, when he began to suffer from recurrent problems...
  • Learn Your Theories Well

    Dorothy Larios Well-Being Coach (Edinburgh) Picture At some point, you reach a certain stage or age where you begin to notice that there are already many models, theories or skills that are embedded in you. Life is easy. Some may say it is "conscious competance", others may call you arrogant. But that inner knowing is only really present with us...

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