In November I sat down at the Center of Wellness with Gregory DeCandia, host of ‘thank you 10,’ and actor in the Professional Actors Training Program at UNC, as part of their podcast “Body of Work Volume II.” It was great fun hosting and chatting with Greg at the Center, and I am happy to share this podcast here with you!
(I’m the second guest, starting around 11 minutes 45 seconds into the podcast)
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This is such a great news story about the Alexander Technique! It gives a really good overview and examples of how effective and natural AT can be. Features the work of friend and colleague Eileen Troberman.
Simon Spire is a singer/songwriter and has been a student of the Alexander Technique since 2007. He shares his journey out of “Air Hunger” (also known as hyperventilation syndrome) in this essay:
On January 5th the New York Times Magazine published a provocative article called “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” by William J.Broad. Over my years of teaching many of my students (some of them Yoga teachers) have asked me what I think about Yoga, and I always respond with a common AT motto “It’s not what you do, but how you do it.” Indeed Yoga in certain environments and for certain people can be dangerous, but with appropriate knowledge and awareness of your body and of how it is designed to move, you can make intelligent and informed choices about which Yoga class is, or is not, right for you. The Alexander Technique is a wonderful complement to help students more safely study Yoga. I recommend this article by my colleague Joan Arnold for more information.
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This article by Alexander Technique teacher Marta Curbelo discusses how the Technique has helped her with her Multiple Sclerosis. There is also a link to her interview with Robert Rickover about her experiences. Article in The Jewish Life.
Interesting TED talk by a neuroscientist who studies movement and the brain.
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Click to read the Dec. 7th Huffington Post article featuring the Alexander Technique: “Mix and Match Several Alternative Therapies to Ease Back Pain”
Amira was interviewed by Robert Rickover for BodyLearning Podcasts about the connections she sees between the underlying concepts of the Alexander Technique and Traditional Chinese Medicine; and how the two systems can complement each other. Go to: BodyLearning Podcasts. Or click on the icon below to listen