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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 • 36 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.

    Alexander Technique Inhibition: An Efficient and Practical Form of Outsourcing

    Alexander Technique Inhibition: An Efficient and Practical Form of Outsourcing

    (This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers, trainees and students.) Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, talk about Alexander Technique Inhibition and how it can be thought of as "inner outsourcing." The importance of this was recognized by F. M. Alexander and many first-generation Alexander Technique teachers: BodyLearningBlog.com/not-even-a-teeny-weany-bit Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com Both Imogen and Robert also teach online. More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at posturepage.com/support

    The original video version of this podcast can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMgmGTGFzTg

    • 26 min
    The power of the word "notice" for Alexander Technique teaching and self-direction

    The power of the word "notice" for Alexander Technique teaching and self-direction

    (This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers, trainees and students.) Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, have a discussion about the unique power and usefulness of the word "notice" for Alexander Technique teachers and students. Imogen's website: https://ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: https://AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: https://AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at https://posturepage.com/support

    You can view the video version of this conversation here: https://youtu.be/Isqp9rtFF08 

    • 12 min
    Alexander Technique: How can we learn to inhibit? - Part 3

    Alexander Technique: How can we learn to inhibit? - Part 3

    (This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers, trainees and students.) Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, have a third follow up talk about an inhibitory self directions and how they show just how significant and complex our unconscious response to those directions. There is also a preliminary discussion of the link between inhibition and outsourcing. Imogen's website: https://ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: https://AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: https://AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at https://posturepage.com

    Part 1: https://youtu.be/xs01srO3E9M

     Part 2: https://youtu.be/U17XPuq8QzQ

     Inhibition and outsourcing: https://youtu.be/7Tf-wcyZNeA

    • 25 min
    The Alexander Technique origin story and how it affects Alexander teachers and students Today

    The Alexander Technique origin story and how it affects Alexander teachers and students Today

    (This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers, trainees and students.) Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, have a wide-ranging conversation about Alexander's discoveries, the outside influences that made them possible, and their implications for Alexander teaching today. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at posturepage.com/support

    Original video version of this conversation:  https://youtu.be/0bo0nD5uL10 

    • 23 min
    Alexander Technique: How Can We Learn To Inhibit? Part 2

    Alexander Technique: How Can We Learn To Inhibit? Part 2

    (This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers, trainees and students.) Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, have a follow up talk about an inhibitory self direction that, among other advantages, addresses a major pitfall of self-directing itself. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at posturepage.com/support

    Original video version of this interview:  https://youtu.be/U17XPuq8QzQ 

    • 27 min
    Alexander Technique: How Can We Learn To Inhibit?

    Alexander Technique: How Can We Learn To Inhibit?

    (This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers, trainees and students.) Robert Rickover and Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, have a wide-ranging conversation about some ways we can use to help us learn how to inhibit. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Omaha, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at PosturePage.com/support

    Watch the original video version of this talk here: https://youtu.be/5-u8sJQ91DE

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 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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