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”
I enjoy gardening. I love being outdoors. I feel a sense of accomplishment when a plant makes it through the winter and comes back, healthy, and bigger than last year. And heck, I just love getting dirty! But if I’m not careful, just like with the first snow shoveling in the Fall, I can easily hurt myself.
Over the years I’ve found a few strategies that help my body out. And discovered that one of my all-time favorite gardening tools is something you don’t get at the garden center. Continue reading “Body-Conscious Gardening Tips”
How would you describe someone who’s moving quickly? And how would you describe someone who’s hurrying? Is it the same thing?
John Wooden is credited with saying, “Be quick but don’t hurry.” What does it mean exactly?
An elite runner running a marathon is moving quickly. But is she hurrying? Continue reading “How to Harness Your Mind-Muscle Connection”
As I write this it’s St. Patrick’s Day 2020. The coronavirus response has swung into full gear. For the past 2 weeks, you’ve heard over and over what to do. Continue reading “Social Distancing in the Time of Coronavirus”
I started running (again) this past year. It’s been 30 years since I last ran (except to catch the random bus).
In high school I was a pretty fast 800-meter runner (2:24 for those track enthusiasts out there). I was co-captain of my track team my senior year. It was an important part of my life.
Then came age 19 and a car accident. 10 years of dealing with chronic pain. And stopping a lot of activities I previously enjoyed. Including running. But also finding the Alexander Technique. Continue reading “Strain Creeping In? Ask Yourself This One Simple Question”