“If everyone would just have a bit more awareness of their immediate surroundings life would be so much more pleasant.”
My friend Anna is so right on. This was her comment as we sat in a local restaurant on a very cold January evening. Continue reading “Awareness, Attention and Posture”
Let’s face it, part of the problem with working on your posture is that your posture is happening all the time. Your posture is what you’re doing right now. Not how you were sitting 10 minutes ago. And not how you’re going to be standing 10 minutes from now.
You’ve got to figure out some manageable way to pay some attention to yourself a little more often during the day. That’s the real challenge.
I have a suggestion. Continue reading “Posture and Your Circle of Attention”
The Alexander Technique as we know it today started with one actor’s vocal problem. Continue reading “Is the Alexander Technique Still Relevant Today?”
As I write this it is May 2020. We’re still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. And we’re all being asked to wear face masks now.
Depending on how you’re moving around in public and coming into contact with others at this point, you may be wearing them for relatively small amounts of time or all day long. You may only have a face mask on for 20 minutes when you go into the grocery store once a week or you may have a job that’s requiring that you wear one for many hours a day at a stretch.
Noticed anything different about your experience being in the world with a face mask on? Continue reading “Why Your World is Different from Behind a Face Mask”
For years I’ve taught group classes at my local community ed program introducing students to the history, principles, and practice of the Alexander Technique.
In the very first class we always sit in a circle. We go around and each person introduces themselves—as you would in a lot of workshops. With one exception. Each student has to pause before speaking. Continue reading “A Two-Second Posture Tip”