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Body Learning: The Alexander Technique

Author: Robert Rickover

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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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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 website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com​ More general information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com
This podcast is taken from the original video: https://youtu.be/spQ1uQLkZto Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about working without hands or online, which we were always told was impossible. To do this, one needs to sidestep faulty sensory perception, and there are possible science explanations for this process. Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is based on her work with Miss Goldie.  This podcast is taken from the original video: https://youtu.be/spQ1uQLkZto Penelope’s website: AlexanderTechniqueInfo.org​ Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska, Toronto, Canada and online. Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com​ More general information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com
Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about working without hands or online, which we were always told was impossible. To do this, one needs to sidestep faulty sensory perception, and there are possible science explanations for this process. Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is based on her work with Miss Goldie.  This podcast is taken from the original video: https://youtu.be/DHmkYTxR2pk Penelope’s website: AlexanderTechniqueInfo.org​ Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska, Toronto, Canada and online. Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com​ More general information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com
Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about how the Alexander technique began, the influence of Delsarte, and the development of hands on work. Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is based on her work with Miss Goldie.  This podcast is taken from the original video: https://youtu.be/0-XMPZAJn1o Penelope’s website: AlexanderTechniqueInfo.org​ Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska, Toronto, Canada and online. Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com​ More general information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com
Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about why Miss Goldie was so angry, and isolated herself from the mainstream Alexander Technique training school approach. Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is based on her work with Miss Goldie. This podcast is taken from the original video: https://youtu.be/3r-eB1LcZaQ Penelope’s website: AlexanderTechniqueInfo.org​ Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska, Toronto, Canada and online. Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com​ More general information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com
Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about how she came to have lessons with Margaret Goldie (often referred to “Miss Goldie”), one of F. M. Alexander’s early assistants, and how her lessons set her on a 30 year journey to understand what was unique about her teaching, and the science behind it. Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is based on her work with Miss Goldie. This podcast is taken from the original video: https://youtu.be/nFJWakQMxII  Penelope’s website: AlexanderTechniqueInfo.org​ Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska, Toronto, Canada and online. Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com​ More general information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com
Jacqueline Navikov, a singer, singing teacher, and Alexander Technique teacher trainee in the Boston area talks with Robert Rickover about the ways in which the Technique has helped her improve her singing voice, the quality of her teaching, and more generally the way she moves through life. Jacqueline's website: JacquelineNovikov.com. Robert Rickover is an Alexander Technique teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska. Robert's website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique for musicians: AlexanderTechnique.com/musicians More general information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com
Robert Rickover talks with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about the effectiveness of Paradoxical Directions, and what that effectiveness says about the nature of our design. (This podcast is the audio portion of a video - youtu.be/1-icCAJzxwg - and you might find it useful to view it as well.) 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/teachers/directions More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at posturepage.com/support
Robert Rickover talks with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about the the Alexander Technique approach to achieving efficient breathing, and how it differs from many other approaches. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More about Jessica Wolf's approach to breathing: jessicawolfartofbreathing.com More about Paradoxical Directions here: youtu.be/1-icCAJzxwg You can learn more about Alexander Technique directions in general here: BodyLearningCast.com/teachers/directions More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at posturepage.com/support
Robert Rickover talks with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about a puzzling relation between eye and head movements. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com Alexander Technique Distance Learning Groups on Facebook: Facebook.com/groups/AlexTechDistanceLearning Alexander Technique Forum on Facebook: https://Facebook.com/groups/AlexanderTechniqueForum More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com 
Rabbi Shefa Gold talks with Robert Rickover about the ways in which the Alexander Technique has helped her spiritual practice and her teaching.  Rabbi Gold received her ordination both from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, and is the director of the Center for Devotional Energy and Ecstatic Practices. She has produced ten albums, and is the author of four books. Her new project is called “Love at the Center”. Before the pandemic she traveled around the world teaching Jewish Spiritual Practice, meditation and chant. Now she does it all on Zoom. You can reach her through the website: RabbiShefaGold.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada.  Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com
This talk was given live during a session at the ATTGP online Alexander Technique Summit in October 2020, 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 Constructive Rest: AlexanderTechnique.com/ConstructiveRest More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.comNote: This audio is intended for informational purposes only. Not for commercial use. This audio cannot be reproduced in any form, in whole or in part, without the express permission of Mary McCann. © 2020 Mary McCann
This talk was given live during a session at the ATTGP online Alexander Technique Summit in October 2020, and is designed to be listened to while lying down in Constructive Rest. Andrea is an Alexander Technique teacher in Swarthmore, PA. ATTGP (Alexander Technique Teachers of Greater Philadelphia) website: alextechgreaterphila.com Andrea’s website: empoweringdirections.com. More information about Constructive Rest: AlexanderTechnique.com/ConstructiveRest More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com
This talk was given live during a session at the ATTGP online Alexander Technique Summit in October 2020, and is designed to be listened to while lying down in Constructive Rest. Meade is an Alexander Technique teacher in Lawrenceville and Princeton, NJ. ATTGP (Alexander Technique Teachers of Greater Philadelphia) website: alextechgreaterphila.com Meade’s website: https://meadeandrews.net. More information about Constructive Rest: AlexanderTechnique.com/ConstructiveRest More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com
Debi Adams, an Alexander Technique teacher in the Boston area talks with Robert Rickover about the power of her self-discovery and the nuances of an attitudinal response. Debi’s websites: DebiAdamsAT.com and TheWellTemperedPianist.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com Learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at AlexanderTechnique.com/support
Robert Rickover, an Alexander Technique teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska talks with Eileen Troberman about the usefulness of a wide field of awareness. Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska Eileen is an Alexander Technique teacher in the San Diego, California area. Eileen’s website: AlexanderTechniqueSanDiego.com More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com
Margreet Bouwmeester, a Dutch Alexander Technique Teacher and Level 4 Centered Riding Clinician, talks with Robert Rickover about the principles of Centered Riding and how they were influcened by the Alexander Technique. Margreet’s website: Alona.nl Robert is an Alexander Technique teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com
Robert Rickover talks with Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, about the dramatic increase in Alexander Technique distance teaching, what it means for Alexander teachers, and for the future of the profession. Imogen’s website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com Alexander Technique Distance Learning Group on Facebook: Facebook.com/groups/AlexanderTechniqueForum. Alexander Technique Forum on Facebook: Facebook.com/groups/AlexanderTechniqueForum You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at alexandertechnque.com/support
Tessa Viotti, an Alexander Technique teacher in Milan, Italy, talks with Robert Rickover about the ways the Technique helped her to recover from a cancer surgeries. Tessa can be contacted through her listing here: AlexanderTechnique.org.za Robert teaches the Technique in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Robert's website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska More information about Constructive Rest: AlexanderTechnique.com/constructiverest More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com 
Bob Lada, an Alexander Technique teacher in the Boston area talks with Robert Rickover, an Alexander Teacher in Lincoln Nebraska and Toronto, Canada, about ways in which the Technique can help musicians play and sing with less chance of strain or injury. Bob’s website: rllalex.com This podcast was taken from this YouTube video: https://rb.gy/oc4j8t Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique and musicians: AlexanderTechnique.com/musicians More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at AlexanderTechnique.com/support
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Josh Montez

Fantastic podcast. Wish Robert would update it more frequently though

Jan 18th
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