Orpheus in the Berlin U-Bahn

Alexander Technique Barefoot Running Mindfulness

"Do not look back."  How is this for bizarre? I am scooting along on a bike through the late night streets of Berlin surrounded by laughter. I scoot rather than pedal the bike I ride on because it is intensely painful for me to pedal. It is not however, as ...

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June 2017 Natural Running Weekend Course

Alexander Technique

Natural running course SATURDAY am Introduction: a Force of Nature? For the duration of the 4 three-hour blocks of exploration on the weekend course you were invited to regard yourself as a Force of Nature. For some years now this invitation forms the beginning of every Natural Running course. Many years ...

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My body/ THE BODY

Alexander Technique Barefoot Running Mindfulness

  The relationship between my body and THE BODY To qualify as part of the human race, to be referred to as being “human” means to be involved with two entities: my body and THE BODY. The relationship between my body and THE BODY can be insightfully likened to the ...

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Anger Blog 3

Alexander Technique Mindfulness

Looking into the mirror of anger. This is the third in a series of blogs exploring negative emotion in general and the nature of anger in particular. This blog contains some deeply personal reflections on my relationship with my father and some of the implications of his harrowing experiences as ...

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The barefoot riverbank adventure

Barefoot Running

The Great Banks of the River Swale Adventure Listen to the Sound of Silence: this is a game that we've just made up. As softly and sweetly as possible you sing the last line of the famous Paul Simon song. Wait poised and silent for 2 or 3 seconds. Then on the ...

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