One of the skills that you learn when you study the Alexander Technique is the skill of Inhibition.
If Inhibition sounds like a big topic that will be hard to master, don’t worry. It isn’t.
The fact is you already know how to Inhibit. Continue reading “Sometimes You Just Have to Stop Holding Your Breath”
I read a very interesting blog post on a zero-waste site recently regarding failure. More specifically, our tendency to focus on our (perceived) failures instead of celebrating our successes when trying to make changes in our life.
At first glance, adopting a zero-waste lifestyle and learning and incorporating the Alexander Technique into your life may seem like they have absolutely nothing in common. Continue reading “Don’t Let Focus on Failure Get in the Way of Progress”
I have a student who works on the 8th floor of a large office building.
This past summer they were renovating the bathroom on the 8th floor. For several weeks she had to go to the 10th floor to use the restroom.
She decided to take the stairs.
Continue reading “The 10th Floor Bathroom – Story of a Habit”
I have been ballroom dancing for the last 20 years. In fact, that is how I met my husband. We still dance. It’s great exercise, good for your brain (or so they say) and an important part of our relationship. Continue reading “How Are Your Dance Moves?”
The only man I know who behaves sensible is my tailor;
he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me.
The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.
George Bernard Shaw
I was talking to a fellow swimmer in the hot tub at my local Y this week.
I run into this guy in the pool from time to time and we often chat about various things. He knows that I teach the Alexander Technique but we haven’t talked that much about it.
This week however, he was particularly curious about the Alexander Technique. He asked me, “after enough training is it just on autopilot? Do you automatically adopt proper alignment and stand up straight?” Continue reading “The Sensible Tailor”