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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May 21, 2021 32 min

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 webs...

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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 P...

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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 Alexa...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 Fundame...

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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 po...

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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: Alexander...

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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 we...

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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 M...

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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:...

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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. Websi...

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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...

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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: ht...

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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 ca...

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November 25, 2020 26 min

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:...

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November 20, 2020 20 min

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: AlexanderTechni...

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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: ...

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November 9, 2020 14 min

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 ot...

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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

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