Take Larry the Cable Guy’s Advice with a Grain of Salt

Read Time: 3 min
bird walking up steps

A student came in last summer and related an experience she’d had over the weekend.

This woman’s very active and walks a lot. She’s a relatively new student and is gradually learning to be able to use her Alexander skills in different situations outside of her lessons.

Any new skill is easy to practice in isolation. It’s more challenging to incorporate it into your already existing activities.

Continue reading “Take Larry the Cable Guy’s Advice with a Grain of Salt”

Managing Chronic Pain and Social Norms

Read Time: 2 min
row of lightbulbs with only one illuminated

Last week I shared a short video about a young woman with chronic pain on the studio’s Facebook page. To manage the pain, Raquel needs to lie down on her back frequently during the day. This is not an issue if she is at home or at a friend’s house.

The problem arises when she is in public, for there are very few good places to lie down.

And then there is the issue of it not being socially acceptable to lie down in public. At least in our Western culture. Continue reading “Managing Chronic Pain and Social Norms”