The psoas has been coming up a lot again lately in my Alexander lessons, so many of us are interested in discovering more about this somewhat elusive muscle and understanding better how it is connects to our daily experience. I appreciate this holistic look at the psoas, and it’s connection to our fight/flight response. I continue to discover the strong connection between the head-neck-back and breath relationship with a free and easy psoas – and vice versa.
The Muscle of the Soul – Mind Unleashed
This week the Nobel prize in medicine went to a Chinese woman, To Youyou, who used this herb, Qing Hao (sweet wormwood or Artemisia Annua) to create a modern anti- malaria drug that has saved countless lives. This herb has been used for malaria for centuries! And Tu had sourced it from ancient medical texts. For more on this “discovery” Read the article in New Scientist here
I just read this article in the Huffington Post, they did a lovely job of an overview of the Technique. Having begun studying the Technique as an actor myself, and then having it seep into all of the other aspects of my life, I deeply appreciate how many different types of people benefit from studying – from performers to computer users, we all share a common ability for greater ease
Actors Swear By This Mindful Movement Practice. Here’s How You Can Benefit From It, Too
This time in the Huffington Post, while looking at the rising cost of healthcare.
Continue reading “Dr. Fishman cites the AT, again.”
Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907-1988) won the Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine in 1973, and he devoted a portion of his acceptance speech to the Alexander Technique. This is the video of this section of his acceptance speech. I had heard about this for years and really enjoyed finally watching it, so thought I would post it here to share with you.
Continue reading “Nikolaas Tinbergen on the Alexander Technique”
In their March 7th article the London Evening Standard listed the Alexander Technique as an “iStrain Solution” for RSIs (repetitive strain injuries) that so many of us our encountering the more and more time we spend on our mobile devices and computers: iPad hand: the new RSIs
Here is the article as printed in the LES.
Continue reading “Alexander Technique as an “iStrain Solution””
2008 article in the The Sunday Times on Alexander Technique as a supplement for other therapies in the treatment of mental illness:
The American Pregnancy Association recently sited the Alexander Technique as helpful in the natural birthing process.
Continue reading “Alexander Technique sited as helpful in natural birthing”