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?”
I was in NYC on a recent weekend in May.
The morning of my departure I allowed more than enough time to check out of my hotel, walk to Penn Station, board the train to the airport, check in and go through security.
When travelling I like to allow myself a lot of extra time. Travel is often stressful. This is one way that I can lessen that stress for myself.
Continue reading “Mind the Gap”