Alexander Technique podcast
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The New Alexander Technique Podcast!

Welcome to my Alexander Technique Podcast! In this debut episode, discover how the Alexander Technique can improve your well being…

The Alexander Technique is a method that works to change habits and improve our everyday activities. It is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support and coordination. The technique teaches the use of the appropriate amount of effort for a particular activity, giving you more energy and skill in all your activities.

Using techniques to improve our lives is something that has been going on since the dawn of time itself. As Plato* once said, ‘The un-examined life is not worth living.’

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How should we live?

How should we live?

This Alexander Technique podcast will try to explore many more ideas and cover topics not necessarily specific to the A.T. Alexander Technique should never be about the subject of the technique. It should be about how you live your life. Confucius the great Taoist philosopher famously posited the question, ‘How should we live? This podcast should grow into a place where many of those questions can be answered. Or at least explored.

The Alexander Technique is a technique that gives you an experience of yourself that leads you to answer many of these questions as you gain more experience of it. If we read a book about how to drive a car, we cannot then jump in a car and drive. The Alexander Technique podcast does not aim to teach the Alexander Technique, only to provide inspiration and to inspire the right kind of thought.

We hope you enjoy the Alexander Technique podcast. If you would like to contribute to this podcast by way of an interview covering your chosen subject we would be more than happy to accommodate you.

Please email your comments and suggestions to npchapman@gmail.com 

*Plato actually assigns this quote to Socrates. See Apology

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Nick Chapman is an Alexander Technique teacher in private practice.

He qualified as a teacher at The Constructive Teaching Centre Lansdowne road in Holland Park and is a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. He holds the certificate for teachers of the F. Matthias Alexander Technique. He was trained by W.H.M. Carrington.and D.M.G. Carrington. W.H.M. Carrington studied with Alexander and was the most influential teacher in the country. He is now a legend. His wife Dylis was also his teacher and was just as influential.

Nick Chapman is employed by Merrill Lynch and UBS as the resident Alexander Teacher.

Nick Chapman has considerable experience in the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal, stress and anxiety related problems.

He worked with the Odyssey Trust, where he used Alexander Technique and other relaxation methods for the relief of drug withdrawal.

He also worked in nursing homes where the nurses found great benefits using the technique for stress and the management of various physical problems from maneuvering and handling high risk patients.