Fighting constant neck strain?
I invite you to sit down, get comfortable and close your eyes.
Take a full minute to listen to the sounds around you. Relax and let the sounds come to your ears.
You’ve no other task than to simply listen.
When you’re done, open your eyes and continue reading. Continue reading “Neck Strain? Bring Your World Closer.”
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”