Shazam! (why good posture is like a healthy diet)

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I just finished teaching a three-week introductory class in the Alexander Technique.

At the first meeting, I asked the students to write down how they define posture. The point was not to have the right definition. The point was for them to consider how they were currently thinking about posture.

At the last meeting, students shared what they’d take away from the class. Continue reading “Shazam! (why good posture is like a healthy diet)”

The Space Between

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“Good posture is spready instead of squished,” is the sage advice of my colleague Lindsay Newitter’s 9-year-old daughter.

The 9-year-old’s quote was part of an article on stress, posture and the Alexander Technique that appeared in the New York Times last August.

How do you think of good posture? Often we think of an optimal shape or position we need to get into instead of a quality, such as a quality of being more “spready”, to quote my colleague’s daughter again.

But how do you achieve a more “spready” quality to your posture? Continue reading “The Space Between”