Alexander Technique and Horses part 3

"Muscles are designed to tense and contract a lot more quickly than they are designed to release. This is a very useful mechanism for helping us to get out of trouble in a hurry. Scientists call it the fight/flight response. However both horses and humans often find that these fight/flight responses can get out of …

Alexander Technique for Horses part 2

“Ok, then what happens? What do you do next?” Laura asked with growing curiosity. “Well you don’t actually do anything as such. You continue to attend to your own all over balance as you place your hands on the horse. The hands are quietly attentive and enquiring. The more open and lengthened and widened your …

Confidence Tricks 1 – the Dating Game

"No! You may not call me a Confidence Guru! Absolutely not!" - Alan. "But 'Guru' is an extremely respectable term in media circles!" - Television producer. "That's as may be but my fellow regulars at the Neptune Inn will take the... will mock me mercilessly if they hear!" - Alan "How about Confidence Coach then?" - …

HOVE ESPLANADE

    "What a horrible, great, huge, ugly expanse of tarmac! What a blot on the landscape!" I muttered to my partner on first encountering the promenade at Hove. I've lived here for a few years now and have completely changed my position on this. Actually it's an almost unique Alexander Technique resource. Where else …

Venetian Grannys, posture & Alexander Technique

I've tended to take a pretty negative view of how environment and daily activities affect our co-ordination. Think of how the computer buff (most of us nowadays) shapes their physical structure, day after day, as they peer intently into their laptop. I'm happy to say that I've recently had two very pleasant experiences to challenge …

DEALING WITH THE COLD or Vanity Above All!

  Those of you familiar with British town centres during winter will be familiar with the gangs of under-dressed young people who roam them at the weekends. The sad thing is that often the poor boys and girls look very uncomfortable with the goose-flesh, red noses and frozen hunched shoulders. What a relief not be …

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