‘Doing Alexander Technique at school is legendary and you’re a legend Miss!’
Or so I was informed by a seventeen year old at the high school where I teach Alexander Technique yesterday!
‘Oh, that sounds good! Is it? No-one has ever called me that, in fact I am not entirely sure I know what legendary and being a legend means. We didn’t use that expression when I was at school.’
‘It is very good Miss, not everyone is a legend!’ (They proceeded to tell me which teachers were legends and which were not, but that is classified information!)
So here is the definition of why doing Alexander Technique at school is legendary from a group of high school students in Scotland –
‘A legend is laid back, cool, understands people, treats everyone equally and is confident but not cocky.’
‘A legend doesn’t make people feel bad about themselves.’
‘If you persist with Alexander Technique it helps you to become more of a legend as you treat people with more understanding. You notice things about other people that you wouldn’t notice before which makes you more understanding and able to relate to others which makes you more of a legend.’
‘You have to be in a group of people to establish whether someone is a legend.’
‘Having Alexander Technique body awareness allows you to be more individual and you don’t care what other think. Legends don’t care what others think, and often have some quirky personality trait or thing that makes them stand out.’
‘Taking innovative, creative, fun time to do Alexander Technique is legendary. A legend would do that.’
‘A legend is kind, and does kind things for others.’
‘You are not necessarily a legend in everyone’s eyes.’
‘Doing Alexander Technique at school sets you apart from other people because it is distinctive and not mainstream. People don’t know what it is and that is legendary. Yoga is like Starbucks, it is mainstream of the health industry – like a caramel frappuccino. Alexander Technique is legendary, like a quadruple espresso, getting you high on life!’
So now you know – Alexander Technique is legendary!
I love my job!