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Body Learning: The Alexander Technique

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A podcast devoted to all aspects of the Alexander Technique, a method of learning how to release harmful tension and perform all your activities with greater ease and freedom.

A podcast devoted to all aspects of the Alexander Technique, a method of learning how to release harmful tension and perform all your activities with greater ease and freedom.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast devoted to all aspects of the Alexander Technique, a method of learning how to release harmful tension and perform all your activities with greater ease and freedom.

Language:

English

Contact:

402-475-4433


Episodes

An Alexander Technique teacher and teacher-trainer talks about his lessons with Margaret Goldie

5/21/2021
Anthony Kingsley, an Alexander Technique teacher and teacher trainer in London, England, talks with Robert Rickover about his lessons with Margaret Goldie, (often referred to “Miss Goldie”), one of F. M. Alexander’s early assistants. Anthony's website: AlexanderTeacher.co.uk Anthony's YouTube channel: youtube.com/channel/UC7SfhO-B-B0QtElSfX5mHzA Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska, Toronto, Canada and online. Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More general information about the...

Duration:00:32:37

Margaret Goldie's approach to Alexander Technique Inhibition

5/19/2021
Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about why Miss Goldie viewed inhibition as primary to directing. She emphasized the importance of stopping as it allows a moment of true choice. Penelope also discusses how the autonomic system (which regulates safety, danger, life threat) fits with this view of inhibition. The video version of this interview: youtu.be/rgwQUfIi5Y8 Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of...

Duration:00:43:52

Margaret Goldie’s teaching, and how F M Alexander developed the Alexander Technique - Part 7

4/14/2021
Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about the key differences between what Alexander and Miss Goldie were doing, and the modern Alexander technique as we know it. Although what has come down to us is truly wonderful work, it may only be 50% of Alexander’s work, and the reasons for this are discussed. We need to reclaim the ‘whole elephant’. Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is...

Duration:00:42:25

Chakra Healing Therapy and the Alexander Technique

4/14/2021
Glen Park, an Alexander Technique teacher in England talks with Robert Rickover about how Chaka Healing and the Alexander Technique can complement one another. Glen Park's latest book is: "Chakra Healing Therapy; Awaken Spiritual Energies and Heal Emotional Wounds". You can learn more about this topic at Glen's website: GlenPark.uk​ Robert Rickover is an Alexander Technique teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska. Robert's website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com​ More general information about the...

Duration:00:28:54

Margaret Goldie’s teaching, and how F M Alexander developed the Alexander Technique - Part 6

4/14/2021
Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about why Miss Goldie emphasised always that teachers should have strong backs. Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is based on her work with Miss Goldie. This podcast is taken from the original video: https://youtu.be/dB0nZJ2S1O8 Penelope’s website: AlexanderTechniqueInfo.org​ Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska, Toronto, Canada and online....

Duration:00:32:28

Margaret Goldie’s teaching, and how F M Alexander developed the Alexander Technique - Part 5

4/14/2021
This podcast is taken from the original video: https://youtu.be/spQ1uQLkZto Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about working without hands or online, which we were always told was impossible. To do this, one needs to sidestep faulty sensory perception, and there are possible science explanations for this process. Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is based on her work with Miss...

Duration:00:32:22

Margaret Goldie’s teaching, and how F M Alexander developed the Alexander Technique - Part 4

4/14/2021
Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about working without hands or online, which we were always told was impossible. To do this, one needs to sidestep faulty sensory perception, and there are possible science explanations for this process. Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is based on her work with Miss Goldie. This podcast is taken from the original video:...

Duration:00:18:23

Margaret Goldie’s teaching and how F M Alexander developed the Alexander Technique - Part 3

4/14/2021
Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about how the Alexander technique began, the influence of Delsarte, and the development of hands on work. Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is based on her work with Miss Goldie. This podcast is taken from the original video: https://youtu.be/0-XMPZAJn1o Penelope’s website: AlexanderTechniqueInfo.org​ Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska,...

Duration:00:28:55

Margaret Goldie’s teaching and how F M Alexander developed the Alexander Technique - Part 2

4/14/2021
Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about why Miss Goldie was so angry, and isolated herself from the mainstream Alexander Technique training school approach. Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is based on her work with Miss Goldie. This podcast is taken from the original video: https://youtu.be/3r-eB1LcZaQ Penelope’s website: AlexanderTechniqueInfo.org​ Robert teaches in Lincoln,...

Duration:00:23:16

Margaret Goldie’s teaching and how F M Alexander developed the Alexander Technique - Part 1

4/14/2021
Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about how she came to have lessons with Margaret Goldie (often referred to “Miss Goldie”), one of F. M. Alexander’s early assistants, and how her lessons set her on a 30 year journey to understand what was unique about her teaching, and the science behind it. Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is based on her work with Miss Goldie. This podcast...

Duration:00:14:46

A Singer and Singing Teacher describes her experiences with the Alexander Technique

3/1/2021
Jacqueline Navikov, a singer, singing teacher, and Alexander Technique teacher trainee in the Boston area talks with Robert Rickover about the ways in which the Technique has helped her improve her singing voice, the quality of her teaching, and more generally the way she moves through life. Jacqueline's website: JacquelineNovikov.com. Robert Rickover is an Alexander Technique teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska. Robert's website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander...

Duration:00:16:49

The Power of Paradoxical Alexander Technique Directions

2/21/2021
Robert Rickover talks with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about the effectiveness of Paradoxical Directions, and what that effectiveness says about the nature of our design. (This podcast is the audio portion of a video - youtu.be/1-icCAJzxwg - and you might find it useful to view it as well.) Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com You can learn more about...

Duration:00:22:52

The Alexander Technique Approach to Efficient Breathing

2/16/2021
Robert Rickover talks with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about the the Alexander Technique approach to achieving efficient breathing, and how it differs from many other approaches. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More about Jessica Wolf's approach to breathing: jessicawolfartofbreathing.com More about Paradoxical Directions here: youtu.be/1-icCAJzxwg You...

Duration:00:23:11

An Eye/Head Movement Mystery in Search of an Explanation

2/6/2021
Robert Rickover talks with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about a puzzling relation between eye and head movements. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com Alexander Technique Distance Learning Groups on Facebook: Facebook.com/groups/AlexTechDistanceLearning Alexander Technique Forum on Facebook: https://Facebook.com/groups/AlexanderTechniqueForum More...

Duration:00:06:52

Rabbi Shefa Gold talks about her experience with the Alexander Technique

1/31/2021
Rabbi Shefa Gold talks with Robert Rickover about the ways in which the Alexander Technique has helped her spiritual practice and her teaching. Rabbi Gold received her ordination both from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, and is the director of the Center for Devotional Energy and Ecstatic Practices. She has produced ten albums, and is the author of four books. Her new project is called “Love at the Center”. Before the pandemic she traveled...

Duration:00:15:35

Guided Constructive Rest with Mary McCann

11/25/2020
This talk was given live during a session at the ATTGP online Alexander Technique Summit in October 2020, and is designed to be listened to while lying down in Constructive Rest. Mary is an Alexander Technique teacher in Philadelphia and Montgomery County, PA. ATTGP (Alexander Technique Teachers of Greater Philadelphia) website: alextechgreaterphila.com Mary’s website: explorealexander.com. More information about Constructive Rest: AlexanderTechnique.com/ConstructiveRest More information...

Duration:00:31:29

Guided Constructive Rest with Andrea Bruno

11/20/2020
This talk was given live during a session at the ATTGP online Alexander Technique Summit in October 2020, and is designed to be listened to while lying down in Constructive Rest. Andrea is an Alexander Technique teacher in Swarthmore, PA. ATTGP (Alexander Technique Teachers of Greater Philadelphia) website: alextechgreaterphila.com Andrea’s website: empoweringdirections.com. More information about Constructive Rest: AlexanderTechnique.com/ConstructiveRest More information about the Alexander...

Duration:00:20:37

Guided Constructive Rest with Meade Andrews

11/15/2020
This talk was given live during a session at the ATTGP online Alexander Technique Summit in October 2020, and is designed to be listened to while lying down in Constructive Rest. Meade is an Alexander Technique teacher in Lawrenceville and Princeton, NJ. ATTGP (Alexander Technique Teachers of Greater Philadelphia) website: alextechgreaterphila.com Meade’s website: https://meadeandrews.net. More information about Constructive Rest: AlexanderTechnique.com/ConstructiveRest More information...

Duration:00:16:34

It Really IS the Use of the Whole Self!

11/9/2020
Debi Adams, an Alexander Technique teacher in the Boston area talks with Robert Rickover about the power of her self-discovery and the nuances of an attitudinal response. Debi’s websites: DebiAdamsAT.com and TheWellTemperedPianist.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com Learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at...

Duration:00:14:34

360 Degrees of Awareness with the Alexander Technique

11/2/2020
Robert Rickover, an Alexander Technique teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska talks with Eileen Troberman about the usefulness of a wide field of awareness. Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska Eileen is an Alexander Technique teacher in the San Diego, California area. Eileen’s website: AlexanderTechniqueSanDiego.com More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com

Duration:00:09:59