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”
One way to understand the Alexander Technique is that it is a skill set.
A skill set that helps you manage your posture and movement by managing your intentions.
Continue reading “Good Intentions”
I just taught the first session of a six-week class the other evening.
I started the class by asking each of the students to write down their answer to the question: What is good posture?
You could do this, too.
Continue reading “Posture is Not a Position”