‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.’
The first written record of this adage is found in an 1840 Thomas H. Palmer Teacher’s Manual. It was popularized in song lyrics by British writer, W. E. Hickson (1803-1870). OSU Alexander Technique students were asked to re-write this time-honored advice, with Mr. Alexander’s principles and practices in mind.
If at first you don’t succeed,
- you need Constructive Rest.
- try it differently.
- remind yourself, the waist is fake-news!
- correct your body map.
- release tension and then try again.
- find another way and know it’s okay.
- do less.
- take a lap, or maybe a nap.
- try it in Monkey.
- enjoy the ride.
Thanks to: (Sasha, Sara, Garrett), (Srinija, Demetra, Kai), (Jade, Jacob, Max) and (Edie, Alexa, Megan, Yang).