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 15, 2022 26 min

(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers, trainees and students.) Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, talk about Alexander Technique Inhibition and how it can be thought of as "inner outsourcing." The importance of this was recognized by F. M. Alexander and many first-generation Alexander Technique teachers: BodyLearningBlog.com/not-even-a-teeny-weany...

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(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://Alexander...

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(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'...

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(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 Canad...

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(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: AlexanderTechnique...

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(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 Alexan...

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(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.or...

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(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. Websit...

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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...

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(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 ...

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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 Can...

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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/teach...

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November 14, 2021 22 min

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...

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November 14, 2021 25 min

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 Cons...

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November 14, 2021 18 min

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: Al...

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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: Ale...

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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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