What is it? The short answer to this question is: a method for carrying out any activity more efficiently. Whatever the activity, the Alexander Technique can help us achieve better results with less effort, furthermore, without injuring … Learn more about The Alexander Technique
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New to the Alexander Technique or the Shaw Method of Swimming? Here's where you should start.
The Alexander Technique is taught in one-to-one lessons. Learning is primarily through experience: the teacher guides the student, with the use of their hands and verbal instructions, towards a new experience of coordination, balance and ease of … learn more about Individual lessons
The Shaw Method
The Shaw Method of swimming was developed by Steven Shaw in the late 1980s. Steven, an experienced swimmer, used what he was learning in his training as an Alexander Technique teacher to create an easier and more effective way train swimmers and … Learn more about The Shaw Method
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A series of in depth articles for those already familiar with the Technique
I was thinking I'd start a series of posts under the category 'Student comments'. These posts won't be examples of students saying how wonderful I am, nor how the Alexander Technique changed their lives. What I thought could be interesting is to … Continue reading about Student comments
This is a summary on the workshop I gave the the Alexander Technique International Congress in Chicago (2018). This article first appeared the the 2018 Congress Papers The use of the hands in Alexander teaching is a specific skill which … Continue reading about Hands-on basics
Why the plant?
A student was reviewing my site recently and was confused about a photo that was featured prominently. It could do with a bit of explanation ... The image seen here can be found at the top of my homepage and in a few other places. In English it is … Continue reading about Why the plant?