Lying down

Lying down

A daily “un-exercise” – a balanced resting position that helps you unwind and build your skill at maintaining your poise in any situation.

Time spent lying in semi-supine is time dedicated to releasing unprofitable holding patterns, and promoting freer, easier muscles, joints, and breathing. It is time spent practicing in an undemanding situation, the skills of poise and level-headedness valuable when the pressure is on.

Practise is good any time. Special times might be when experiencing neck, back or other pain; or if you are tired, this is a constructive rest position (much better than slumping on the sofa!).

You cannot learn the Alexander Technique from sound files! Good teaching plus time are needed to bring not only the benefits in functioning that are possible, but also a sufficient grasp of how these improvements have been made, in order
to be able to continue to maintain and develop benefits independently of a teacher.

Breathing

Breathing

A thorough and thoughtful meditation upon breathing.

Use this guide as an alternative to guided lying-down (semi-supine), or anytime at all to work on yourself.

 

You cannot learn the Alexander Technique from audio files! Good teaching plus time are needed to bring not only the benefits in functioning that are possible, but also a sufficient grasp of how these improvements have been made, in order to be able to continue to maintain and develop benefits independently of a teacher.

Sitting

Sitting

Stay comfortable, stress-free and productive: at your desk, in the car, or in any sitting application.

Play this track to help • get comfortable when sitting • avoid neck or back problems • avoid exacerbating existing conditions • stay centred, focussed and productive • when commuting, or on longer trips • sitting at work • use it as a touchstone in your music practice • for any hobby or pastime that involves sitting

You cannot learn the Alexander Technique from sound files! Good teaching plus time are needed to bring not only the benefits in functioning that are possible, but also a sufficient grasp of how these improvements have been made, in order
to be able to continue to maintain and develop benefits independently of a teacher.

Texts © Michael Stenning 1998, 2006, spoken by Léonie John. Music by Frescobaldi performed by Léonie John

Mindfulness in Activity

Mindfulness in Activity

A guide to keeping track of yourself, as you go about your daily activities – mindfulness in activity.
Anyone using these audio guides should benefit, if they take time and a thoughtful approach. For those who are having, or have had lessons in the Alexander Technique, these tracks may help them to develop the skills to further their quality of inner integration and ease of movement, which characterizses good “Use of the Self”.

You cannot learn the Alexander Technique from sound files! Good teaching plus time are needed to bring not only the benefits in functioning that are possible, but also a sufficient grasp of how these improvements have been made, in order
to be able to continue to maintain and develop benefits independently of a teacher.