A student came in the other day for her weekly lesson with a good question. She had just read a recent article in Forbes magazine about the Alexander Technique. In the article it mentioned the word poise.
What does poise mean? she asked.
Good question, I answered.
And then proceeded to ask her if she described someone as being poised, what did that mean to her? Continue reading “Poise”
I have a student who works on the 8th floor of a large office building.
This past summer they were renovating the bathroom on the 8th floor. For several weeks she had to go to the 10th floor to use the restroom.
She decided to take the stairs.
Continue reading “The 10th Floor Bathroom – Story of a Habit”
One of the most common things that students learn from taking Alexander Technique lessons that they weren’t expecting is that they have more control over their reactions than they realize.
Not just the knowledge of this fact but the skill to put it into practice.
Continue reading “Strengthen Your Choice Muscle”
I wrote at the beginning of last year about motivation.
If you are motivated to make a change, you are more likely to make the change.
So, it helps to understand what is important to you. Not what someone else is telling you is important. What you consider important.
Because you will tend to be more motivated to do things that are in line with what is important to you.
If your motivation to improve your posture reflects what is important to you you’re at a better starting place, than if you are trying to improve your posture for reasons that someone else has told you are important.
But motivation is not enough. Continue reading “Motivation is not Enough”
May your troubles be less,
And your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness,
Come through your door.
I love the above Irish greeting. And it is my wish to you this holiday season. Continue reading “Happy Holidays”