Alun Thomas is a UK-based violinist, writer and Alexander Technique specialist. Alongside his feature Thoughts That Count in the January 2022 issue of The Strad, he spoke with online editor Davina Shum about his first encounter with Alexander Technique, as well as the basic, fundamental principles that string players can employ, including physical awareness, lengthening, ease and mindfulness.

Find out more about Alun’s work here: www.violinlessons.live