“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
Shakespeare: As You Like It
“All the world’s a stage, and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.”
“Alexander Technique, public speaking & presentation skills, singing, playing the harp, acting, aikido, golf… Is there no end to your skills Alan?”
“Quite the Rennaisance man! A real Jack of all trades, eh?”
No! You’ve got hold of the wrong end of the stick. It’s the Alexander Technique! It helps you to move through life with greater ease. Alexander Technique is like an elastoplast… it works where you apply it.
Let’s be totally clear – what I know about golf is the merest degree above zero. But the number of times the Alexander Technique has rubbed off on a clients game and they’ve gone out and sunk a hole in one, played the game of a lifetime has stunned me.
Not half as much as it stunned them. Yes, they got the results of their coaching – brilliant presentation, fantastic interview, dealt with that difficult client – but somehow that perfect putt just keeps popping back into mind. Power, possibilities, potential…
So in this blog I hope to share some of my enthusiasms about applications of the Alexander Technique to public speaking and presentation skills; singing; playing an instrument; building confidence and reducing nerves; aikido; walking… and so on and so forth.
I hope this will help you, dear reader, to further develop those skills that will help you to move through your own life withincreasing ease, skill and pleasure.
“The people we know as masters don’t devote themselves to their particular skill just to get better at it. The truth is, they love to practice- and because of this they do get better. And then to complete the circle, the better they get the more they enjoy performing the basic moves over and over again.”
George Leonard – Mastery