If you Google “pillars of health” you’ll find lots of lists. The 3 pillars of health—good nutrition, exercise, and sleep—are joined by the 4 pillars of health, the 5 pillars of health, and even the 6 pillars of health. But nowhere in these lists is posture mentioned as one of the pillars. I did find it in one of the lists under “active lifestyle” along with a myriad of other things.
As a professional in a field that deals with postural education, I’m not surprised in the least. Posture is typically overlooked as a contributing factor in things from back pain and breathing to digestion and headaches. Continue reading “Posture Tip #1: Keep Your Head in the Game”
For most of your life you probably never thought much about bending over. You just did it. Yet as you’re getting older you may find yourself avoiding doing certain activities because they involve too much bending and it’s “hard on your back”. I don’t think it has to be. Continue reading “3 Tips for Bending Without Breaking Your Back”
Since the coronavirus pandemic hit last spring, I’ve been leading a group of students virtually once a week through an Alexander Technique based self-care practice called Constructive Rest. Until recently I’d forgotten to start with something very important. Last week I remembered and started our practice by simply congratulating them for showing up. For taking the time to take care of themselves. Continue reading “Self-Care is Easy. This is Hard.”
In the Alexander Technique, you’ll learn to focus on things that give you the most bang for your buck. A few interventions that can have a wide-ranging effect. Instead of focusing on micromanaging your body. Which, besides being inefficient is well, impossible. Continue reading “Handy Tips for Hands”
Wondering what’s the best position to be in as you sit at your desk to work? (or if you’re working from home—at your kitchen table, living room couch, or bedroom?) Wondering if standing is better than sitting? These are some of the most frequently asked questions in my studio. My answer remains the same. And it’s very simple. Continue reading “Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Do”