‘Pause’, ‘find some quiet’ and ‘stop trying’ are all requests you may not hear very often unless of courses you choose to take Alexander Technique lessons. Trying or rather not trying is the subject of this blog.
This post is a summary of some Alexander Technique workshops for musicians that I facilitated recently. It offers ideas to explore when playing or singing. Finding balance and ease in sitting and standing are included which non-musicians will also find useful
My first post is about pausing because it is so beneficial, so central to Alexander Technique and so rarely taught by others. Different words work best for different people so I have offered a few alternatives to give you chance to find one that works for you.
The idea for writing a blog came about after I decided to produce a document for my clients that would serve as a reminder of key aspects of the Alexander Technique. Once I started writing the document I realised a blog is a better option because it is easier to add to and allows for comments.