Try out this Think Up app for free!
Click on the icons below to go directly to the App Store (iPhone)
or Google Play store (Android phone),
and download the app.
This app is based on the principles of the Alexander Technique.
It will help you to:
– release excess tension
– change unhelpful habits
– sit & stand effortlessly soft and tall
– free up your breathing,
– find greater calm
– enhance your mindset
– move more efficiently
– expand & refine your self awareness
– respond more consciously to whatever life throws at you
The great thing about the Alexander Technique is that you can use it while leading your daily life.
This app will help you to find flow, balance and ease in many things you do. It will help you to practise ‘on the go’.
Listen to audio guides while waiting, travelling, doing computer work, running, sleeping, speaking, lying down in active rest, carrying a backpack, bending...you name it!
There are 100+ audio guides in the app.
Watch this short introduction video:
Before I go on stage I really like to listen to the app while I lie down in active rest; it helps me to perform with much more ease, freedom and joy!
Marleen Asberg, first violinist Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
The voice of Maaike is so clear and warm that her words keep on sounding in my head in difficult situations on stage. Very valuable and helpful.
Anonymous review, Google Play store
I recommend this app to all my viola students. The guides for active rest are wonderful- and so are the daily warm up guides. My favourite is the wonderful advice in the music section- not only for the practicing but the one about reprogramming your brain and getting ready to perform. Incredibly helpful!
Asdis Valdimarsdottir, viola professor Royal Conservatory The Hague
This app has helped me set a really positive mindset to my practise! The app is also very convenient time wise: there are a lot of audios you can use in your every day activities, even on very busy days (on the bike, sitting on the train)!
Marilia, viola student Royal Conservatory The Hague
Maaike’s THINK UP app is an absolutely FABULOUS resource and I recommend it wholeheartedly!
I regularly use the ‘lying down in active rest’ audio guide as a part of my pre-concert routine: I put on my headphones, lie down on the floor with my knees up and my head on a few books and let Maaike’s calm voice guide my body to a physically relaxed, yet mentally alert state – absolutely perfect! Thank you Maaike!
Emily Beynon, solo flutist Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
‘The language of the app is kind and clear, the information and exploration of the work is deep and thoughtful.
This is a wonderful new contribution to the Alexander Technique, which can help people to become independent, embodied thinkers.’
Judith Kleinman, Alexander Technique teacher Royal Academy of Music
‘I use this app for myself and as inspiration for my teaching. I also give this app to my students, who can continue working at home after hands on lessons. They are accompanied and supported by these audioguides until the next lesson, which reinforces and deepens the learning process, progress and success.’
Irene Lukanow, Alexander Technique teacher Basel
‘I shall be very happy to recommend your app to my students as a way of refreshing their practice and preparation for performance.
Congratulations Maaike on creating a resource for the 21st century Alexander student in such a thoughtful and sensitive way.’
Peter Buckoke, Alexander Technique teacher Royal Academy of Music
‘The app covers just about every aspect of self-work, and it gently slows the pupil down, giving the time and the quiet that pupils don’t allow themselves when they work alone.
I would say that the hallmark of this app is how M. Aarts creates elasticity and suppleness of time within which the pupil can work very effectively on their own.’
Beret Arcaya, Alexander Technique teacher & voice teacher, New York