You are studying the Alexander Technique. You’ve taken lessons for weeks or months or years. Maybe you even teach the Technique. You’ve read some or all of what F.M. Alexander wrote. You’ve read some of the other literature on the Technique. You understand most or all of it. And yet…much as you enjoy your lessons, enjoy teaching, you have a nagging feeling that something is not quite working as it should be, that if you were more conscientious, more awake, that things would be better.
You apply the things you’ve learned in your lessons to your music, juggling, dance, tennis. You pay attention as best you can when you sing, stare through a microscope, work at a computer, eat supper. You try to pay attention as best you can, and yet… (more…)