A student of mine recently asked me, “What do we actually have control over?”
As I get older I realize just how many things in life I don’t have control over—the weather, other people, the stock market, my long awaited flight that is now delayed 6 hours—and it seems with each passing year I come to terms with more and more things that I don’t have control over. Continue reading “What Do You Actually Have Control Over?”
Balance is another reason to pay attention to your Touch Points.
Balance and posture are very interrelated. Continue reading “Touch Points, Balance and Posture”
So my Body Sense is a bit faulty. What to do? What to do?
If you don’t have access to an Alexander Technique teacher there are ways to constructively work on your own. Continue reading “Touch Points”
Stand with a full length mirror at your side. Look straight ahead. Stand in the way that feels upright and vertical to you. Turn your head to the side and look in the mirror.
Are you really standing vertically? Or is your pelvis parked forward and your upper back thrown back behind your hips? Is your head forward of your spine?
Close your eyes and turn to face the mirror. Stand in the way that feels upright and vertical to you. Without judging or changing anything, open your eyes.
What do you see? Is your head level? Or is it tilted to one side? Are your shoulders level? Or is one higher than the other? Continue reading “Are You Doing What You Feel You Are Doing?”
Changing your posture is not an easy task. If you are reading this blog you’ve probably come to that conclusion.
From the get go how you think about, define and conceptualize posture is going to impact how you try to improve it (and from my experience) your success in doing so.
But there are some obstacles you face when you try to improve your posture that you may not even realize. Becoming aware of these hidden obstacles can be a great help. Continue reading “Hidden Obstacles to Improving Your Posture”