Earlier this month I wrote a short article titled Has Your Routine Become a Rut? for the Body Wisdom publication at Medium.com. The article draws on my personal experience managing a body with chronic pain since the age of 19.
Over the years I’ve found that dealing with chronic pain requires a recipe that includes many different ingredients. Continue reading “Move with the Seasons”
Yesterday Bruce and I did what I hope is our last leaf raking session of 2021. It’s been a glorious fall here in Minnesota. But that meant the leaves peaked later than usual and have been stubbornly hanging onto their branches and refusing to let go. Normally we would have finished this yearly task a few weeks ago. Continue reading “Don’t Let Raking or Shoveling Break your Back”
I teach Alexander Technique classes through my local community ed department. The other day I took off my teacher hat and was a student in someone else’s class.
As with most community ed classes, it took place at a school in the evening. Our classroom had hard mid-sized pink and green plastic chairs that were permanently attached to desks.
The furniture was less than comfortable. And it could’ve easily been an evening that ended in body aches and pains. But not this time.
Because I chose to do something very simple. Continue reading “5 Tips to Get Your Body Through a Long Meeting”
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”
Being physically uncomfortable and being too afraid to “rock the boat” don’t go well together. Continue reading “Why Rocking the Boat is Good for Your Body”