Balance is one of those things you take for granted—until that one day when you notice it isn’t quite what it used to be. Continue reading “Getting Back in Balance”
I’m in the middle of teaching a group class with a focus on balance.
In the first class I do a little exercise with them.
You can do it, too. Right now. Continue reading “Balance is a Verb”
I just taught the first session of a six-week class the other evening.
I started the class by asking each of the students to write down their answer to the question: What is good posture?
You could do this, too.
Back pain is a huge epidemic in our culture.
You’ve heard it before. It’s the second most common complaint in the physicians office. 80% of us will suffer back pain at some point in our lives.
If you haven’t had back problems yourself, I bet you know someone who has.
Richard Brennan, a well-known Alexander Teacher Trainer and author of many books on the Alexander Technique, likes to say that people don’t have back problems. They have front problems. Continue reading “Back Problem or Front Problem?”
I teach all my students to use the Constructive Rest practice daily as one method of their self-care. Personally I have found this practice immensely beneficial over the past 20 years. And my students who incorporate this into their daily lives find it really helpful too.
The time when I most need to stop and do my Constructive Rest practice is when I am thinking “I don’t have the time to do this now, I have too many things to get done!” Continue reading “Back Consciousness”