"Charlie" Turyn: Learning on the Job

When I left the saloons I went to school to learn the Alexander Technique. I had become familiar with it when I began experiencing back problems. Well, I’d had them since the army, but they worsened. Bartenders stand for hours at a time. I don’t know whether I had poor posture—Alexander people don’t say “posture,” they say “poor use of yourself.”  An orthopedist who didn’t even know what the Alexander Technique was sent me to an Alexander teacher, because he had found that it did help his patients. It helped me a lot...April 28, 2011 Sylvia Levine Leitch


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