The stillpoint of the turning world

Alexander Technique Mindfulness

Have you noticed how much the word “unprecedented" is bandied around every day by the media? It is as if the current crisis came completely out of the blue! Certainly the Covid-19 pandemic has been preceded by a complex interwoven set of events. It is important to examine these. There ...

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CORE PRINCIPLES 1

Alexander Technique Mindfulness

Slowing down any action can make the ordinary extraordinary. Great art can do that too and it's like turning a base-metal to gold. Any action you make in the world does not begin with muscles twitching and contracting. Much has happened before muscles get in on the act! The beginning ...

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Namaste: From the highest in me to the highest in you

Alexander Technique Mindfulness

Covid-19  is forcing us to invent new ways to greet one another that do not involve the skin to skin contact that could so easily spread a deadly contagion. Namaste! Is a venerable and noble gesture originating from ancient India. When the two hands open apart and then come together ...

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The Meaning of Distraction

Alexander Technique Mindfulness

I want to consider what role distraction has played in what has led up to this current crisis. The word itself reveals very important clues. Breaking  the word “distraction” down into its roots reveals:”dis’’ means “away”:  the connotation of absence, while “-traction" means ‘to pull’, ‘drag’, ‘to draw away’. ...

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The medium is the message

Alexander Technique Mindfulness

The Amsterdam Light Festival 2018-2019    On the canal bank opposite to The American Hotel in Amsterdam stands a huge, ancient tree. It was recently revealed that trees communicate with each other. They form interconnected networks. Trees relay underground messages to each other by using a media, such as fungi in ...

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