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The Wonder Of A Natural Breath

January 10, 2023

This 1 min animation from Alexander Technique teacher Jessica Wolf shows natural human breathing.  Watch it for a couple of minutes and see if you...

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Heaven Nose

November 2, 2022

I woke up this morning from a dream about swimming. I don't often go to the pool these days (apart from the one we teach in at Croft Farm). But the...

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Weather to Wear a Wetsuit (or Not?)

June 29, 2022

Twenty one years ago when we moved to Wales, I rushed out to get a wetsuit so I could make the most of being by the sea. Some years later I sold it...

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My Submission

May 8, 2022

I read my brother Mike's daily Facebook posts, on ancient Buddhist texts he has translated from Sanskrit and their relevance now. Common the...

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Follow the Penguin

February 28, 2022

Through a glass wall at Folly Farm's zoo today I observed penguins swimming underwater. It was lovely to watch their streamlined bodies as they div...

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Swimming Teacher Training: A Ripple Effect

January 25, 2022

Have you ever had a bad swimming lesson? I know I've given a few.  Swimming teachers can fall into a trap that causes us to fail our pupils....

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How Slow Can You Go?

November 2, 2021

Marjory Barlow, Alexander's niece, said, "My goal, and my only one, is to help you adjust your inner tempo so that you do not lose pace with time."...

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Swimming for a Bad Back?

September 27, 2021

Lots of people recommend it. And many back pain sufferers confirm that swimming makes their back feel better. But when I observe people with a bad ...

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Haiku Are In!

July 27, 2021

We had a great response to our Haiku competition, inspired by Simon Armitage in his shed with Johnny Marr. Here are our favourites: Inhale, p...

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Confidence In A Free Neck

May 18, 2021

Breathing out comfortably into the water is the cornerstone of water confidence. And the key to being able to breathe into the water is relaxing yo...

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