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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

The power of the word "notice" for Alexander Technique teaching and self-direction

4/4/2022
(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers, trainees and students.) Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, have a discussion about the unique power and usefulness of the word "notice" for Alexander Technique teachers and students. Imogen's website: https://ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: https://AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique:...

Duration:00:12:04

Alexander Technique: How can we learn to inhibit? - Part 3

4/4/2022
(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers, trainees and students.) Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, have a third follow up talk about an inhibitory self directions and how they show just how significant and complex our unconscious response to those directions. There is also a preliminary discussion of the link between inhibition and outsourcing. Imogen's website: https://ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha,...

Duration:00:25:41

The Alexander Technique origin story and how it affects Alexander teachers and students Today

2/25/2022
(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers, trainees and students.) Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, have a wide-ranging conversation about Alexander's discoveries, the outside influences that made them possible, and their implications for Alexander teaching today. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the...

Duration:00:23:25

Alexander Technique: How Can We Learn To Inhibit? Part 2

2/25/2022
(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers, trainees and students.) Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, have a follow up talk about an inhibitory self direction that, among other advantages, addresses a major pitfall of self-directing itself. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique:...

Duration:00:27:09

Alexander Technique: How Can We Learn To Inhibit?

1/31/2022
(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers, trainees and students.) Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, have a wide-ranging conversation about some ways we can use to help us learn how to inhibit. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to...

Duration:00:39:58

F. M. Alexander: The "Breathing Man" - and perhaps also The "Torso Man"

1/31/2022
(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers, trainees and students.) Robert Rickover talks with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about the broader implications of F. Mathias Alexander's work with breathing. More information about Alexander Technique directions: BodyLearningcCst.com/teachers/directions Information about Jeando Masoero's work: Initial-AlexanderTechnique.org Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha,...

Duration:00:06:02

Alexander Technique and Choice - A Simple and Powerful Demonstration

1/31/2022
(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers, trainees and students.) Robert Rickover talks with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about a simple way of demonstrating the power of choice. More information about Alexander Technique directions: BodyLearningCast.com/teachers/directions Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the...

Duration:00:14:06

An incredibly simple way to move with greater ease and less tension

12/3/2021
Robert Rickover talks with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about a simple and effective way to stand, sit and move with greater ease and less harmful tension. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at...

Duration:00:17:57

Alexander Technique Directions, Inhibition and a new way of thinking about Body Wisdom

12/3/2021
(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers, trainees and students.) Robert Rickover talks with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about the implications of Inhibition, Alexander Technique directions for our understanding of our innate Body Wisdom. More information about Alexander Technique directions: bodylearningcast.com/teachers/directions Imogen's website:ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website:...

Duration:00:28:54

Exercise, Diet, Health and Longevity: What we Know and how the Alexander Technique can Help

12/3/2021
Robert Rickover talks with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about studies measuring the health and longevity benefits of diet and exercise, and their implications for the Alexander Technique. A summary of those studies can be found here: nytimes.com/2021/09/29/well/move/exercise-weight-loss-longer-life.html Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information...

Duration:00:17:38

A Simple and Practical way to Explore and Use Alexander Technique Inhibition

12/3/2021
Imogen Ragone explores with Robert Rickover Margaret Goldie's approach to Inhibition using a simple Alexander Technique direction. More about Margaret Goldie: AlexanderTechnique.com/MargaretGoldie Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com You can learn more about Alexander Technique directions in general here: BodyLearningCast.com/teachers/directions More information about the Alexander Technique:...

Duration:00:28:25

Guided Constructive Rest with Jano Cohen

11/14/2021
This talk was given live during a session at the second annual ATTGP online Alexander Technique Summit in October 2021, and is designed to be listened to while lying down in Constructive Rest. Jano is an Alexander Technique teacher in Wynnewood, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. ATTGP (Alexander Technique Teachers of Greater Philadelphia) website: alextechgreaterphila.com Jano’s website: alexandertechnique-teacher.com. More information about Constructive Rest:...

Duration:00:22:45

Guided Constructive Rest with Mary McCann

11/14/2021
This talk was given live during a session at the second annual ATTGP online Alexander Technique Summit in October 2021, 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...

Duration:00:24:01

Guided Constructive Rest with Anne Johnson

11/14/2021
This talk was given live during a session at the second annual ATTGP online Alexander Technique Summit in October 2021, and is designed to be listened to while lying down in Constructive Rest. Anne is an Alexander Technique teacher in Philadelphia. ATTGP (Alexander Technique Teachers of Greater Philadelphia) website: alextechgreaterphila.com Anne’s website: alexandertechphiladelphia.com. More information about Constructive Rest: AlexanderTechnique.com/ConstructiveRest More information about...

Duration:00:18:38

Guided Constructive Rest with Imogen Ragone

11/14/2021
This talk was given live during a session at the second annual ATTGP online Alexander Technique Summit in October 2021, and is designed to be listened to while lying down in Constructive Rest. Imogen is an Alexander Technique teacher in WIlmington, Delaware. ATTGP (Alexander Technique Teachers of Greater Philadelphia) website: alextechgreaterphila.com Imogen’s website: imogenragone.com. More information about Constructive Rest: AlexanderTechnique.com/ConstructiveRest More information about...

Duration:00:16:31

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