This morning I was chatting with a man in my Pilates class who works from home. He was trying to figure out what would be the best chair for him to sit on. He described the various furniture he has at home including a standing desk and some type of wobbly chair.
“What’s the best chair or best position to work in?” is not an uncommon question in my studio. Continue reading “Change Starts with Knowing Where You Are”
How you do anything is how you do everything is a quote you may have run into in a self-help article somewhere. I’ve heard it attributed to Zen Buddhism. But the origin seems unclear.
Leadership Coach, Carolina Caro, wrote a nice post on Forbes exploring the meaning of this very quote. Basically, it boils down to looking at your habits. Continue reading “How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything”
It’s September. Back to school month. Maybe you’re too old to be officially headed back to school but that doesn’t mean you’re too old to stop learning. Continue reading “Check Your Attitude at the Classroom Door”
For years I’ve taught group classes at my local community ed program introducing students to the history, principles, and practice of the Alexander Technique.
In the very first class we always sit in a circle. We go around and each person introduces themselves—as you would in a lot of workshops. With one exception. Each student has to pause before speaking. Continue reading “A Two-Second Posture Tip”
I enjoy gardening. I love being outdoors. I feel a sense of accomplishment when a plant makes it through the winter and comes back, healthy, and bigger than last year. And heck, I just love getting dirty! But if I’m not careful, just like with the first snow shoveling in the Fall, I can easily hurt myself.
Over the years I’ve found a few strategies that help my body out. And discovered that one of my all-time favorite gardening tools is something you don’t get at the garden center. Continue reading “Body-Conscious Gardening Tips”