Body Learning: The Alexander Technique

Body Learning: The Alexander Technique

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.

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June 27, 2024 14 mins

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Predrag Vlatkovic, Editorial Coordinator of MysticMag, interviews Robert Rickover, an Alexander Technique teacher in Omaha, Nebraska, about the Technique for the MysticMag Blog. MysticMag website: MysticMag.com Robert's website:  AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com

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Imogen Ragone and Robert Rickover discuss this question and provide some possible explanations. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about Constructive Rest: AlexanderTechnique.com/ConstructiveRest More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com

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Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone return to an earlier discussion about an Alexander Technique self-direction in order to address a question about it's usefulness when you want to let your mid be free. Imogen teaches in Wilmington, Delaware. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com You can learn more about Alexander Technique direc...

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Alexander Technique Constructive Rest is a useful process that anybody can use, as it requires no special training or skill. Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone discuss a simple ad-on that can help you improve the coordination between your legs. Imogen teaches in Wilmington, Delaware. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More informat...

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Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone discuss a simple and powerful new Alexander Technique self-direction with far-reaching implications for all facets of your life. Imogen teaches in Wilmington, Delaware. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com You can learn more about Alexander Technique directions in general here: BodyLearningCast.com/...

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November 10, 2023 14 mins

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Marjorie Barstow would often say, at the end of one of her four week long Alexander Technique workshops: When you get home, and people ask you what you learned in Nebraska, don't tell them 'a little bit of nothing.' In this conversation, Imogen Ragone and Robert Rickover discuss the implications of this admonition from several different points of view. Imogen teaches the Alexander Technique in ...

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Amanda Cole, an Australian academic researcher, writer and performer, is the author of "Marjorie Barstow and the Alexander Technique - Critical Thinking in Performing Arts Pedagogy." She is also a long time student of both the classic and Barstow-inspired versions of the Technique.

 She draws on multiple sources, including a significant collection of written correspondence between F. M. Ale...

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Amanda Cole, an Australian academic researcher, writer and performer, is the author of "Marjorie Barstow and the Alexander Technique - Critical Thinking in Performing Arts Pedagogy." She is also a long time student of both the classic and Barstow-inspired versions of the Technique. She draws on multiple sources, including a significant collection of written correspondence between F. M. Alexander, Ma...

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Amanda Cole, an Australian academic researcher, writer and performer, is the author of "Marjorie Barstow and the Alexander Technique - Critical Thinking in Performing Arts Pedagogy." She is also a long time student of both the classic and Barstow-inspired versions of the Technique. She draws on multiple sources, including a significant collection of written correspondence between F. M. Alexander, Ma...

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Amanda Cole, an Australian academic researcher, writer and performer, is the author of "Marjorie Barstow and the Alexander Technique - Critical Thinking in Performing Arts Pedagogy." She is also a long time student of both the classic and Barstow-inspired versions of the Technique. She draws on multiple sources, including a significant collection of written correspondence between F. M. Alexande...

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Robert Rickover continues his discussion with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about F. Mathias Alexander's use of the term "psycho-physical." An earlier conversation was about why he used that phrase, and some of the implications of the meaning he assigns to it, and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/b9NxHqCLuX8

In this video, they explore the su...

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Amanda Cole, an Australian academic researcher, writer and performer, is the author of "Marjorie Barstow and the Alexander Technique - Critical Thinking in Performing Arts Pedagogy." She is also a long time student of both the classic and Barstow-inspired versions of the Technique. She draws on multiple sources, including a significant collection of written correspondence between F. M. Alexander, Ma...

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Robert Rickover continues his discussion with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about F. Mathias Alexander's use of the term "psycho-physical." Our previous conversation was about why he used that phrase, and some of the implications of the meaning he assigns to it, and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/b9NxHqCLuX8 In this podcast, they discuss more implica...

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Robert Rickover continues his discussion with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about F. Mathias Alexander's use of the term "psycho-physical." Their previous conversation was about why he used that phrase, and some of the implications of the meaning he assigns to it and can be seen here: youtu.be/b9NxHqCLuX8

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Robert Rickover talks with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about F. Mathias Alexander's use of the term "psycho-physical" - why he used it, and the implications of the meaning he assigns to it.

 This is the podcast that inspired our conversation: bodylearning.buzzsprout.com/382/313810-mind-body-unity-and-the-alexander-technique

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This talk was given live during a session at the third annual ATTGP online Alexander Technique Summit in October 2022, and is designed to be listened to while lying down in Constructive Rest. Heather is an Alexander Technique teacher in Philadelphia, PA. ATTGP (Alexander Technique Teachers of Greater Philadelphia) website: alextechgreaterphila.com. Heather’s website: heathergardnerstudio.com. More information...

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Robert Rickover talks with Imogen Ragone about the effectiveness of the Alexander Technique self-direction "I'm not doing" and 2 variants: "I'm not doing anything" and "I'm not doing everything" and what what the implications are for the basic Alexander Technique principle that every aspect of us is connected to every other aspect, and that a change anywhere affect...

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Robert Rickover talks with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about perfection and the Alexander Technique. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert Rickover is an Alexander Technique teacher in Omaha, Nebraska. Robert's website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com
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1. "If you get perfection today, you ...

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(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers and students. Zoom was acting up during this recording and there are some audio glitches in Robert's side of the conversation.) Alexander wrote 4 books: "Man's Supreme Inheritance", "Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual", "The Use of the Self', and "The Universal Constant in Living". Rober...

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November 10, 2022 18 mins

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(Zoom was acting up during the recording and there some audio glitches in Robert's side of the conversation.) Power Poses, developed by Amy Cuddy and others, are postures associated with being powerful that help you feel and behave more assertively. Cuddy's TED talk, which helped popularized Power Poses: tinyurl.com/2p8ck4a3 Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone discuss how Alexander Technique Construct...

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