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This article was originally posted on Interlude. https://interlude.hk/bodyminded-thinking-in-the-performance-of-music/ Musicians contribute so much to the personal and cultural well-being of the community and play music because they love it. Given that, it is a shame that for some, a career and/or long-term love of playing is associated...

Yesterday Greg taught a BodyMinded in person workshop. It was a joy to actually meet people in person!  Comments like ‘you’re 3 D’, you’re taller/shorter than I expected’ were the greetings as the small number of people met after sharing online workshops this year. (This...

“The mind is like Velcro for negative experiences, and Teflon for positive ones:” psychologist Rick Hanson. What an interesting idea… it really resonates for me. I just love the image of our minds being like velcro. So sticky! Have you heard of the negative bias we all...

Five Minutes Peace is a delightful story book by Jill Murphy. It was gifted to me decades ago by my sister-in-law, when our kids were young. In it, a busy mum, Mrs Large has 3 kids & the drama is how she longs for five minutes...

We had a really wonderful summer workshop recently in Katoomba, so many lessons and insights. Everyone was enriched and inspired by the 4 glorious workshop days, Jan 2021. This is my pondering and wondering about one question which has been very alive for me since the...

What can you learn from opening a jam jar? One of the things I love about BodyMinded Alexander Technique is that I will find these priniciples turning on in random moments of my life (more so now having completed the professional training as an Alexander Technique...

In this video Greg Holdaway explains and demonstrates the multiple possibilities of hand grips. Consider how you pick up objects, manipulate them and function with precision and detail using your hands; this capacity uses several aspects of your anatomical design. Understanding the range of motion and movement potential of your hands helps you develop your skills.