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A podcast devoted to all aspects of the Alexander Technique, a method of learning how to release harmful tension and perform all your activities with greater ease and freedom.

Body Learning: The Alexander Technique Robert Rickover

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 34 Ratings

A podcast devoted to all aspects of the Alexander Technique, a method of learning how to release harmful tension and perform all your activities with greater ease and freedom.

    An Alexander Technique teacher and teacher-trainer talks about his lessons with Margaret Goldie

    An Alexander Technique teacher and teacher-trainer talks about his lessons with Margaret Goldie

    Anthony Kingsley, an Alexander Technique teacher and teacher trainer in London, England, talks with Robert Rickover about his lessons with Margaret Goldie, (often referred to “Miss Goldie”), one of F. M. Alexander’s early assistants. Anthony's website: AlexanderTeacher.co.uk  Anthony's YouTube channel: youtube.com/channel/UC7SfhO-B-B0QtElSfX5mHzA Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska, Toronto, Canada and online. Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More general information about the Alexander Technique: https://AlexanderTechnique.com

    • 32 min
    Margaret Goldie's approach to Alexander Technique Inhibition

    Margaret Goldie's approach to Alexander Technique Inhibition

    Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about why Miss Goldie viewed inhibition as primary to directing. She emphasized the importance of stopping as it allows a moment of true choice. Penelope also discusses how the autonomic system (which regulates safety, danger, life threat) fits with this view of inhibition. The video version of this interview: youtu.be/rgwQUfIi5Y8 Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is based on her work with Miss Goldie.  Penelope’s website: AlexanderTechniqueInfo.org Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska, Toronto, Canada and online. Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More general information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com


    7 previous videos about Margaret Goldie's teaching and the development of the Alexander Technique can be found here:


    1. https://youtu.be/nFJWakQMxII  
    2. https://youtu.be/3r-eB1LcZaQ  
    3. https://youtu.be/0-XMPZAJn1o  
    4. https://youtu.be/DHmkYTxR2pk 
    5. https://youtu.be/spQ1uQLkZto  
    6. https://youtu.be/dB0nZJ2S1O8  
    7. https://youtu.be/j1flR59hMTY

    • 43 min
    Margaret Goldie’s teaching, and how F M Alexander developed the Alexander Technique - Part 7

    Margaret Goldie’s teaching, and how F M Alexander developed the Alexander Technique - Part 7

    Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about the key differences between what Alexander and Miss Goldie were doing, and the modern Alexander technique as we know it. Although what has come down to us is truly wonderful work, it may only be 50% of Alexander’s work, and the reasons for this are discussed. We need to reclaim the ‘whole elephant’. Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is based on her work with Miss Goldie.  This podcast is taken from the original video: This podcast is taken from the original video: https://youtu.be/j1flR59hMTY Penelolpe's website: AlexanderTechniqueInfo.org​ Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska, Toronto, Canada and online. Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com​ More general information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com

    • 42 min
    Chakra Healing Therapy and the Alexander Technique

    Chakra Healing Therapy and the Alexander Technique

    Glen Park, an Alexander Technique teacher in England talks with Robert Rickover about how Chaka Healing and the Alexander Technique can complement one another. Glen Park's latest book is: "Chakra Healing Therapy; Awaken Spiritual Energies and Heal Emotional Wounds". You can learn more about this topic at Glen's website: GlenPark.uk​ Robert Rickover is an Alexander Technique teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska. Robert's website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com​ More general information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com

    • 28 min
    Margaret Goldie’s teaching, and how F M Alexander developed the Alexander Technique - Part 6

    Margaret Goldie’s teaching, and how F M Alexander developed the Alexander Technique - Part 6

    Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about why Miss Goldie emphasised always that teachers should have strong backs. Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is based on her work with Miss Goldie.  This podcast is taken from the original video: https://youtu.be/dB0nZJ2S1O8 Penelope’s website: AlexanderTechniqueInfo.org​ Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska, Toronto, Canada and online. Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com​ More general information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com

    • 32 min
    Margaret Goldie’s teaching, and how F M Alexander developed the Alexander Technique - Part 5

    Margaret Goldie’s teaching, and how F M Alexander developed the Alexander Technique - Part 5

    This podcast is taken from the original video: https://youtu.be/spQ1uQLkZto Penelope Easten, an Alexander Technique teacher in County Clare, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about working without hands or online, which we were always told was impossible. To do this, one needs to sidestep faulty sensory perception, and there are possible science explanations for this process. Penelope’s book, “The Alexander Technique: 12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement” is based on her work with Miss Goldie.  This podcast is taken from the original video: https://youtu.be/spQ1uQLkZto Penelope’s website: AlexanderTechniqueInfo.org​ Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska, Toronto, Canada and online. Robert’s website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com​ More general information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

litlounge ,

Most informative podcast on AT

I do like this podcast a lot. Occasionally Robert will re-broadcast an Alexander technique related interview that he didn’t conduct because he found it would benefit the listener.

I do desperately wish for one thing though. The recording equipment used is subpar because compared to other top 50 podcasts I listen to, I hear a buzz from the microphone Robert uses to record in on pretty much every episode.

Also, for the sake of exposing Alexander technique a bit more to a wider audience, getting the word out on others’ AT workshops, whether residential or one day long, would be great. I attended a fantastic one in Malibu in late December. I think this would have been a perfect opportunity for Robert to interview one or many of those teachers.

Steve Shmurak ,

AT Student for almost a yr

These podcasts have lifted me up several levels -- literally!

A fabulous addition Robert!

ATLondon ,

Body Learning

These podcasts are wonderful! It's SO refreshing to hear intelligent discussions about the Alexander Technique. I think they are must listening for Alexander teachers and students - and they are a great way for others to learn about this amazing method. I can't wait till the next episode - thanks for doing this Robert!

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