Why Is Change So Slow In Alexander Lessons?

When I started taking Alexander Technique lessons in 2008, I became frustrated that change was so slow.

I remained frustrated for a couple of years until I finally felt at ease.

In this podcast, Alexander teachers Robert Rickover and Eileen Troberman discuss the rate of change.

A 20 year old kid asked Marj Barstow why did he have to keep coming back to workshops. Why couldn’t he just get it more quickly? And Marj told him, your body couldn’t take it.

Eileen: “People can not change fast.”

“We recognize ourselves by our tension. Our tension patterns are what feels like us to us. Without that, we don’t feel like us. It takes a while to realize that that is not us, it is just tension.”

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