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Reflective practice as a useful tool that can help with continuous learning and discovery of the application of the Alexander Technique, especially in relation to teaching. By consciously recording and then reflecting upon these notes, one is able to learn more about oneself and further understand habits; can also discover gaps in their knowledge as well as see what they have accomplished well. This forum is be a place where members could discuss ideas, share new discoveries or ask for information or help in relation to something that has been highlighted in their reflective practice. It is also to be used by members to share something with fellow teachers that they have discovered about the Technique and that they would like to share with others. It could be an activity & how they have applied the Technique to it, a book they have read, an interesting journal article not necessarily directed at the Alexander Technique but which provides a wider breadth of knowledge eg neuroscience, or movement. Working with a particular medical condition and activities/ directions that help.

It is a challenge to try to summarize the experience [of the Alexander Technique], as I find it (and it finds me) being the constant change, not there to be grasped. The most measureable is the sharpening of all the senses. My violinist ears react to the most subtle nuances in the sound and the experience is that of all the senses 'working' on the sound (and the means that are producing it), when I play. This has made possible the greater awareness in the moment present. [A musician] is only able to do something about the sound (the moment) that is being produced, nothing past nor nothing to come. With all that, of course, comes freedom. The breathing, the freedom of movement, the freshness, the spontaneity, the creativity, the joy of it all. Through the Alexander training I am becoming more whole: as a person, as an artist.

Agnieszka Opiola, Independent Violinist, Glasgow
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