As you can see in this illustration, the sitting bones are the two knobs of bone located at the bottom of the pelvis that we are designed to sit on. They take the weight of the spine and provide support so the spine and back muscles do not collapse.

Alexander Technique for Back Pain from Sitting

First question: How are you sitting? We sit a good deal of the time during the day. And most of us slump – at least part of the time. That position compresses the spine and the back muscles and leads to stiffness, strain and pain. When we try to sit up straight we tend to … Read more

Breathe for Ease

Stop Holding your Breath: So often when we are stressed, we hold our breath or take shallow breaths. When you notice that you are doing this, you may immediately inhale. Though this is commonly done, it can be harmful to take a breath in this way. This kind of inhaling often involves gulping in air … Read more

overcome stage fright by finding the floor

Overcome Stage Fright 

Many actors ask me how to overcome stage fright The Alexander Technique is an amazing tool to overcome stage fright. It allows the actor to become aware of and release unnecessary tension, while remaining poised and present-in-the moment. There are many ways that actors use the Technique to overcome stage fright, but here are a … Read more


How to deal with physical challenges as an actor and in everyday life

Do you find that you are uncomfortable when you to deal with physical challenges like picking up a heavy object or bending down to get something from the floor? Do you contort yourself to tie your shoes? If you’re an actor, do you have to play a character like Richard III whose body is twisted, … Read more


Address jaw pain by paying attention

Many of us experience jaw tension. We wake up with an aching jaw or feel sore when we speak or eat. Usually, if we have jaw pain, we are clenching our jaw in times of stress – even if we don’t notice it. My suggestion is that whenever you are anxious or tense, you check … Read more


Why Constructive Rest is so useful

What is Constructive Rest and why is it useful For Constructive Rest, all you need is a floor (a rug or yoga mat are fine if you need the cushioning) and a few books to place under your head. Check out my recording above where I lead you through the practice. In the Alexander Technique, … Read more


How the Alexander Technique has helped me -and can help you- deal with stress

Have you ever felt like you are in a cycle of reactivity and stress with no way to deal with it? That’s how I felt a lot of the time before I found the Alexander Technique. As a classic Type A personality, life was always about working hard, pushing myself and trying “to get it … Read more

Subway Train

Responding instead of just reacting

One of the greatest lessons that I have learned through my study of the Alexander Technique is to pause before reacting so I have a chance to choose how I might want to respond. I remember that when the subway was approaching, I used to have trouble finding my metro card in time to make … Read more


What is the Alexander Technique?

It is neither about stiffening into “good” posture or relaxing into collapse In this blog post, as the world is opening back up, I want to return to the basics and revisit the question that people so often ask me: What is the Alexander Technique? Some think I teach “good” (usually stiff) posture. Thank goodness, that … Read more

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Constructive Rest audio file

This free audio-file will help you release unnecessary tension. In the recording, I guide you through a procedure called Constructive Rest with a series of cues to allow you to release tension throughout the body and find more ease and freedom.


Do you know what your posture conveys about you – whether on stage or in daily life?

Do you want to stop slumping? When you see people who are very slumped, what do they convey? Likely, it is not a sense of confidence. Unfortunately when we collapse, we often don’t even know what we’re doing it so it can be very hard to change. As an actor, do you want to learn how to … Read more

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