I believe that mistakes are essential to learning. I ask all of my students to embrace when things don’t go well. Some of our best learning happens at these times. Continue reading “The Summer of My Mulching”
In the last post I told you about a student of mine who came in wanting help with postural issues related to her scoliosis. This student told me that she had a job that required her to tune out and ignore her body, in order to concentrate on her work.
She also mentioned how exhausting it was to tune back into her body after work.
I actually don’t think that the act itself of tuning back into her body is the source of her exhaustion. Continue reading “What Are You Missing By Tuning Out?”
This past spring, a new student called and set up three introductory lessons. At our first meeting I asked her why she had come in. What did she want help with?
Posture, she said. She had scoliosis and was concerned with her posture. I explained to her that my job as an Alexander teacher was by no means to try to straighten her out and create an idealized posture. She seemed relieved. Continue reading “The Stories We Tell Ourselves”
I can’t possibly keep monitoring myself to sit up straight all day long!
I hear this a lot from new students who come in and want help with posture related issues.
If you want to work on your Posture and your Use you have to consciously think about it some of the time. There is no way around it.
But how you approach this can make a big difference. Continue reading “Monitoring vs. Mindfulness”