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At a recent Yoga and Alexander Workshop, there was a request for references to some of the science I mentioned. One of those questions was about Core Stability: It goes without saying that "stability is a good thing". That is if you define it as the general tendency not to fall down!  Our bodies are made to stabilise under load automatically,...

Part Two: Consciously Exploring New Pathways Exploring thinking and moving patterns It takes on average 66 days for a new way of thinking, feeling or doing to form as a new habit.  Of course people are varied, some can cultivate deeply grained new habits in 18 days, while the other end of the spectrum is over 200 days for new habits to be formed....

We’ve created a 4 part series to support learning new movement habits. In this series we will cover: Part 1: Emerging from not knowing – seeing your habits Part 2: Consciously exploring new pathways Part 3: New Normal Emerges Part 4: New Habits formed – celebrate the wins!   Part One: Emerging from not knowing - seeing your habits New habits are learnt, new habits need practice. To...

Socrates said the secret to change is not fighting the old, but embracing the new. For musicians, embracing the new will be easy due to the benefits of the Alexander Technique. It starts right at the beginning – from the moment the pianist even thinks about sitting at his or her chair. And even before. A new mindset It involves a new...

Take this quote from my current reading, Be Different. This fascinating and insightful book describes the experience of growing up with Asperger’s syndrome, and the strategies the author developed to both overcome the challenges and celebrate the advantages that it brings....

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