Alexander Technique

Think or Swim?

September 12, 2019

If you fancy a change in the pool There's joy to be found in the most simple swimming activities, and lots to learn, and to gain, for yourself. ...

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How exactly does swimming help anxiety?

September 6, 2019

'It's great for the body and the mind' has become a swimming platitude. How much truth is there in it? As swimming becomes more and more pop...

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If I win the lottery…

August 30, 2019

The autumn sunlight streams in through the pool windows at Croft Farm and bounces off the clear, shallow water. An adult who's spent a lifetime wit...

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Fight or Flight, or Float

July 24, 2019

The startle pattern, also known as the Moro/ baby panic/ parachute/ fear reflex, affects all swimmers, non- swimmers and swimming teachers to some ...

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Swimming with the Alexander Technique – or the other way round?

July 5, 2019

The Alexander Technique is straightforward but for any success with it you have to give yourself time and space, to make things easier for yourself...

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Changing the Objective?

June 7, 2019

Is the objective, when working with fearful non-swimmers, to get them independent in the water by the end of their course of 8 lessons? Cher...

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A Natural Breath – What are the chances?

April 10, 2019

‘How the hell should I know how to breathe?’ an Alexander Technique teacher trainer asked, making the point that we can't control this natural proc...

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Where Did It All Go Wrong?

March 12, 2019

A definite goal in the Alexander Technique, achieved by means of non-doing or ‘inhibition and direction’, is letting our head go forward and up. On...

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Welcome to the Comfort Zone

March 5, 2019

Can't Hurt me, by David Goggins is a motivational read from someone who picked himself up after getting a bad start and worked, almost as a matter ...

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Only More Freedom

February 16, 2019

Ditching training plans and lesson plans and planning something else Learning to let yourself be supported by water is profoundly beneficial. It...

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