Accessing your Strength with The Alexander Technique

Weak/Strong Signpost

by Jennifer Roig-Francoli ~ “You’re strong!” my new students often say to me in surprise, as I easily lift them up into a sitting position from lying down on my massage table.This comment never ceases to amaze me, though, because my lifelong habit has been to believe that I am not strong at all.  The little old voice in my head immediately starts laughing and saying things like, “Ha! Little do you know! Me? I have no muscles at all!  I don’t even remember the last time I exercised!  Me? Strong? That’s ridiculous!”etc., etc. Funny thing is, the more I practice the Alexander Technique, the more I discover a deep, inner strength, which has very little to do with muscle-power, but which has a real, effective power to move and do things in this world that I never would have dreamed were possible. For instance, I remember very well admiring my first Alexander teacher many years ago, thinking to myself: “What an amazingly beautiful profession!  He’s so lucky!  I could never do that!!…and here I find myself, years later, … Continue reading

A Performer’s Journey with The Alexander Technique

by Lindsey Goodman ~  Five mornings prior to making my professional singing debut as soloist with orchestra this December (2012), I awoke with almost no voice.  The first near-panicked text message went to my vocal teacher, the second to my husband, and the third to my Alexander Technique instructor.  … Continue reading

Alexander Technique Alerts

by David Nesmith ~ We all know how to search the web with a variety of search engines.  Did you know that you can set up an automatic daily search for any term or expression?  Many months ago I did just that with the phrase, “Alexander Technique.”  By using Google Alerts, I receive an email once each day listing anything new or updated on the web and in the news about The Alexander Technique.  I am continually amazed and impressed with how awareness of The Alexander Technique is growing throughout the world.  Here are just a few of my favorite “finds” via my Google Alert. … Continue reading