You’re getting older. So am I. (I’m actually turning 50 later this year. I can hardly believe it!)
As you get older, things change. You change.
And yet, you often keep things around you the same.
This can be a problem. Continue reading “This Small Investment Could Save You a Big Headache (literally)”
When I was younger my mom and I would make a weekly trek to the local library.
I remember every visit walking by the sign advertising the Large Print Books section. I never understood why the sign didn’t just say Old People’s Books. After all, in my mind that’s who the large print was for.
Well, turns out that large print has come in quite handy in helping me to mind my Posture and my Use, and I am nowhere near being Old yet…at least not by my definition. Continue reading “Large Print is Not Just for Seniors Anymore”
I read a story recently about someone’s first experience with the Alexander Technique. It was many years ago, and he had come across a poster advertising an introductory workshop.
The workshop was titled “HEAD UP EYES FORWARD: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique.”
He went to the workshop. I think that he eventually went on to train to be an Alexander Teacher. What impressed me about the story was that all these years later he remembered the four words on the poster. Continue reading “Head Up Eyes Forward”
Your body follows your attention. And your attention is typically focused on what you are looking at. And what you are looking at is typically in front of you.
When you overly rely on your sense of sight over time it is easy to become focused on the forward dimension.
It is very easy to become unaware of the space that exists behind you, above you, below you, to the right of you and to the left of you.
Your body tends to pull forward because your attention is constantly encouraging you in the direction you are looking. That forward pull becomes your posture that you take into everything that you do. Continue reading “Tune In To Your Other Senses”
Often my students lament that working at their computer is causing their neck, shoulder and back pain and contributing to their poor posture. They constantly find themselves pulled in toward the computer screen, head and neck jutted forward, collapsed through the front of their torso, shoulders up to their ears.
The first thing to come to terms with is that it is not working at the computer that is causing your problem. How you are working at the computer is the problem. And how you are working is not just about your body. It is also about your mind. Continue reading “Where is Your Attention?”