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Greg in this video explains and demonstrates some of the keys ideas about hand movements, starting with the fingers and palms. Hands are important for everyday actions and especially for making music!  Music teachers we have you in mind as we offer these free bite sized videos for you to use - enjoy!Use this video for yourself or with your students to gain an insight into the functioning of the hands - it is fascinating!

As humans, we are all designed and created uniquely. Our bodies are beautiful feats of engineering that are capable of extraordinary things. Yet so many people walk around operating at only a fraction of their true physical potential, and in chronic pain each day. Back pain, headaches, and repetitive-strain injuries are brought about because people aren't co-operating with their body's...

Written version of Dave Carr's Account of working with Cathy MaddenStudying with Cathy Madden has been an incredible experience. Each time she’s visited I’ve been on a high the whole time, feeling so empowered to apply the Alexander Technique to my life and so inspired to learn more and more and more!It must have been about twenty minutes into my...

If you’re interested in enhancing your health, brain, social life, and mood, try laughing more. Having a good sense of humour is beneficial to multiple aspects of your life. A well-developed sense of humour has incredible benefits. Laughing and smiling aren’t frivolous activities!Using your BodyMinded approach can open the door to your own creative flair, including your own style of...

So much of the teaching that we do, derived from the Alexander Technique, relates to our perception of where we are and what we are doing in space.  We often refer to proprioception1 as a primary sensory input into knowing where the parts of our bodies are, our Spatial Sense, but of course, the Spatial sense is a higher integration...

The Alexander Technique is not only of enormous benefit to musicians, dancers and sportspeople but it can also improve the working lives of people employed in other sectors. School teachers, in particular, can reap significant rewards – both for themselves and for their students - by practising the Alexander Technique in the classroom.What happens when teachers use the BodyMinded Alexander...