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)”
I bet you don’t remember enrolling in Posture School—or attending for that matter.
But somehow, over the years, you’ve learned about posture. Most likely to a large extent subconsciously. And what you’ve learned has probably, to a large extent, literally shaped you. Continue reading “Posture School”
I have a wonderful student who just turned 80. One of the things he struggles with is feeling rushed all the time.
In chatting further with him last week, he brought up the fact that as he is getting older things just take longer. For example, getting dressed in the morning. He remembers when he used to be able to whip on his shirt, pants and socks in no time.
Now just due to the simple fact that his body is changing, it takes longer.
But the problem is that he is still trying to do it as fast as when he was 40. Continue reading “Stop Fighting Change – Rushing and Stress”
A student came in the other day for her weekly lesson with a good question. She had just read a recent article in Forbes magazine about the Alexander Technique. In the article it mentioned the word poise.
What does poise mean? she asked.
Good question, I answered.
And then proceeded to ask her if she described someone as being poised, what did that mean to her? Continue reading “Poise”
I wrote at the beginning of last year about motivation.
If you are motivated to make a change, you are more likely to make the change.
So, it helps to understand what is important to you. Not what someone else is telling you is important. What you consider important.
Because you will tend to be more motivated to do things that are in line with what is important to you.
If your motivation to improve your posture reflects what is important to you you’re at a better starting place, than if you are trying to improve your posture for reasons that someone else has told you are important.
But motivation is not enough. Continue reading “Motivation is not Enough”