Ian's Favourite Quotes

F.M. Alexander

"Stop doing the wrong thing and the right thing does itself."

Walter Carrington

"People imagine that their bodies are disobedient and unreliable in carrying out their wishes, whereas nothing could be further from the truth."

Elisabeth Walker (pictured teaching aged 82)

"Communication by touch is probably the most basic form of communication. And what is one communicating? The answer very simply is 'life'."

Patrick Macdonald

"All strenuous exercise will reinforce the existing coordination of the body or the lack of it. The amount of mal-coordination present and the strenuousness of the exercise will determine the good or harm that will result. For this reason I often recommend walking as the best way of getting exercise."

And

"The causes of an individual's mal-coordination are many. They may be attributed to fear, to shock, to imitation in youth, to instruction, to working conditions, to heredity, to malnutrition - in fact, to any number of causes stretching back into the past, perhaps for generations. All this notwithstanding, a pupil should accept responsibility for the mess he is in. And what is more important, he should accept responsibility for getting himself out of it."

Birmingham City song

"Keep right on to the end of the road.."

Alexander Technique lessons in St Dogmaels, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire