Alexander Technique

Mindfulness: Word of the Moment?

October 31, 2017

“ Aerobic exercise releases endorphins, which makes you feel happy, and gets you out and about talking to other people. These things are probably u...

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Freedom from Form

September 6, 2017

Available to everybody including me... “ The four competitive strokes are by their nature restricting. Their purpose is to get us through the...

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Just Floating An Idea

July 8, 2017

“ The healing properties of salt water have been acknowledged for centuries. But if there's going to be healing, in or out of the water, the less w...

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I Am Not A Swimming Instructor

July 3, 2017

Freedom from the shackles of a job title... “ Facebook requires you to say what your business page is about. Feasible categories include Swimmin...

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Old Man River

June 17, 2017

Reflections on Swimming with the Alexander Technique... “ It’s as if the river doesn’t mind one solitary human quietly joining it. With a group,...

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Zen and Now

June 16, 2017

Clinical hypnotherapist Lesley from Sussex changes her mind in water. I thought I knew what to expect when I embarked on my 8 lessons of 'Swimming ...

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Meet Me at the Symmetry Gates

March 27, 2017

Aiming for balance in the water... “ Breaststroke and butterfly are symmetrical. The two sides of our body do the same thing at the same tim...

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All You Need Is Love

December 15, 2016

Putting love of the water into practice... Swimmers often talk about their love of water. But one way or another we fight the thing we love. ...

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Why Don’t I Just Stick My Neck Out?

November 24, 2016

Can finding a balanced front crawl breathing position be more than just a drill? “ Kicking on the side with the face out of the water was or...

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Stopping the Fight for Survival

November 2, 2016

‘Playing dead’, ‘Sinking’ and ‘Falling’ - Why these sometimes unpopular terms are useful for non- swimmers “ Given that non-swimmers believe the...

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