Monthly Archives: November 2012

Should You Open the Can?

Last week I wrote about relaxation; and why it is such a can of worms I avoid the word like the plague. I got back this from one of my students:(*) I can see why you want to avoid words

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Avoiding Relaxation

“Relax”, “relaxing” and “relaxation” are words said often in lessons.  But not by me.  In fact, if you listen carefully, you will find me avoiding these words like the plague. Many people, Alexander teachers included, link the Alexander Technique with

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Learning Like an Owl

So how do owls learn? A biologist at Stanford University named Eric Knudsen has done a number of experiments on owls.  He successfully proved that owls use a combination of sound and vision to create a map of their world

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