I just finished teaching a three-week introductory class in the Alexander Technique.
At the first meeting, I asked the students to write down how they define posture. The point was not to have the right definition. The point was for them to consider how they were currently thinking about posture.
At the last meeting, students shared what they’d take away from the class. Continue reading “Shazam! (why good posture is like a healthy diet)”
I consider myself pretty coordinated. I’ve been ballroom dancing for over 20 years and tap dancing for a little less than that. I enjoy the challenge of new physical activities.
But then I met a step aerobics class. Continue reading “How I Survived My First Step Aerobics Class (and what you can learn from it)”
On New Year’s Day I gave you a different approach to setting a New Year’s Resolution.
In short, the idea was to focus on not doing something. Instead of doing something.
One obvious choice would be to not make a New Year’s Resolution (I’ve chosen that option more than once).
But there’s something in me that likes the new start of a new year as a place to state fresh intentions for myself.
So, I did make a New Year’s Resolution this year. Continue reading “I Do Practice What I Preach”
This is the time of year for New Year’s Resolutions. You know, the age-old tradition of making promises to yourself to do something new, only to break it the very next day.
If you’re in the mood this year to make a New Year’s Resolution and keep it, why not try a different approach? Especially if making a Resolution seems like it’s going to add one more thing to your already too long to do list—and with it the stress of wondering when you’re going to get it done along with everything else. Continue reading “Your New Year’s Resolution”
I bet you don’t remember enrolling in Posture School—or attending for that matter.
But somehow, over the years, you’ve learned about posture. Most likely to a large extent subconsciously. And what you’ve learned has probably, to a large extent, literally shaped you. Continue reading “Posture School”