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by Phyllis G. Richmond

The Alexander Technique teaches you how to reduce tension and effort and improve posture, coordination, and breathing by changing how you use your mind and body, allowing you to enjoy increased freedom and ease in activity. It was developed over 100 years ago and is recognized world-wide for its effectiveness. It is not a method of exercise for health. It has no form or exercises to practice. It imparts a specific set of strategies for changing habits, and it is taught through a particular teaching method. Once you learn the skills, you can apply them to anything that you do. Read more…

  • Alexander Technique teacher Phyllis Richmond practices T'ai Chi Chu'anUse the Mind: The Alexander Technique and Taijiquan

Taijiquan (T’ai Chi Chu’an) has been my Alexander Technique laboratory since 1998. I have studied the Old Yang style of Taijiquan with Ho Chin-Han in Arlington, Texas, for 10 years; traveled to France in 2004, 2005, and 2006 to study with Antoine Ly; and visited Taiwan in 2005, 2007, and 2009 to study with Su Chin-Piao and other teachers. I found the training in Taiwan to be intense, rigorous, demanding—as well as eye-opening and even mind-boggling. Read more…

The Alexander Technique teaches you how to reduce tension and effort and improve posture, coordination, and breathing by changing how you use your mind and body, allowing you to enjoy increased freedom and ease in activity. Read more…