Being physically uncomfortable and being too afraid to “rock the boat” don’t go well together. Continue reading “Why Rocking the Boat is Good for Your Body”
One of the skills that students of the Alexander Technique learn is how to Direct themselves or give themselves Directions.
There are a set of traditional Directions that come down to us from F.M. Alexander, the founder of the Technique. They can be a bit baffling at first, especially without the aid of a teacher.
Therefore, I find when initially introducing the idea of Directing yourself it’s much better to start in a simple way with the bigger picture.
Think of it as learning to see the Forest first. Then the Trees. Continue reading “Don’t Compress Yourself (improving your posture by doing less)”
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”