As a kid I loved doing the Hokey Pokey.
If you come from an English-speaking country you’re probably familiar with the participation dance and its distinctive tune and lyrics.
The Hokey Pokey’s great—if you’re doing the Hokey Pokey dance.
The problem is you might be doing bits of the Hokey Pokey all day long without even realizing it. And your body is suffering for it.
Let me explain. Continue reading “Neck Tension and the Hokey Pokey”
The phone rang the other morning. It was my first student of the day. And she was in a state.
She had been driving along with traffic flowing at a reasonable speed for rush hour when, just as she was about to go through the Lowry Tunnel that skirts downtown Minneapolis, there was a multi-car crash in front of her.
One of the cars was on fire. Continue reading “Accident in the Tunnel – a Lesson in What You Have Control Over”
I have a wonderful student who just turned 80. One of the things he struggles with is feeling rushed all the time.
In chatting further with him last week, he brought up the fact that as he is getting older things just take longer. For example, getting dressed in the morning. He remembers when he used to be able to whip on his shirt, pants and socks in no time.
Now just due to the simple fact that his body is changing, it takes longer.
But the problem is that he is still trying to do it as fast as when he was 40. Continue reading “Stop Fighting Change – Rushing and Stress”
One of the most common things that students learn from taking Alexander Technique lessons that they weren’t expecting is that they have more control over their reactions than they realize.
Not just the knowledge of this fact but the skill to put it into practice.
Continue reading “Strengthen Your Choice Muscle”
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?”