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Cycling

F. M. Alexander

F. M. Alexander mentions using the principles of his technique for learning cycling in MSI:

I have personal knowledge of a person who, by employing the principles of conscious control which I advocate, mounted and rode a bicycle downhill without mishap on the first attempt, and on the second day rode 30 miles out and 30 miles back through normal traffic.[1]

According to Walter Carrington this person was Alexander himself.[2]

Articles

  • ‘A two wheel essay’ by Barry Collins covers how the Alexander Technique changes his cycling, with some general observations on the application of the Technique to cycling.[3]
  • ‘Some thoughts on cycling’ by Barry Collins is on the application of the Alexander Technique to cycling, and on teaching the Technique to cyclists.[4]
  • ‘On the road again’ by Barry Collins containing many observations on applying the Alexander Technique to cycling, and cycling in India.[5]
  • ‘The right frame of mind’ by Alex Down is more specifically on applying the Alexander Technique to cycling uphill.[6]
References

[1]  Man's Supreme Inheritance by F. Matthias Alexander (Mouritz, 1996), p. 140.
[2] ‘A note on the text’ by Jean M. O. Fischer in Man's Supreme Inheritance by F. Matthias Alexander (Mouritz, 1996), p. xxxviii.
[3] ‘A two wheel essay’ by Barry Collins in Curiosity Recaptured edited by Jerry Sontag (Mornum Time Press, 1996), pp. 43–58.
[4] ‘Some thoughts on cycling’ by Barry Collins in Connected Perspectives edited by Claire Rennie, Tanya Shoop, Kamal Thapen (HITE, 2015), pp. 279-87.
[5] ‘On the road again’ by Barry Collins in Direction vol. 3, no. 9 edited by Paul Cook (Direction Journal, 2015), pp. 32–35.
[6] ‘The right frame of mind’ by Alex Down in The Alexander Journal no. 22 edited by Francesca Greenoak (STAT, 2008), pp. 40-41.
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