Alexander Technique

Gradual Progress to Good Enough

November 15, 2019

Robert (65) has come to Pembrokeshire for our residential course a few times over several years. On the first day of his course earlier in the y...

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Taking the swimming out of swimming

October 19, 2019

On how we help non-swimmers 'I just want to feel comfortable in water,' Karen told us on her first day.  We always like to hear this, ...

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Poet in motion

September 29, 2019

Observations of Leonard Cohen swimming nude and BBC Naga running before she can walk I watched a documentary about Leonard Cohen on BBC last nig...

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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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