Welcome to my blog! I am so glad you dropped in for a visit.
Please pull up a chair and get a cup of tea – or coffee – and let’s have a chat.
I hope you have already heard about the Alexander Technique. * This blog is for another purpose than providing information. I will probably still do some explaining, as many visitors may not have previous experience of the Technique, but what I really want to do is to talk about the Alexander Technique and Life. That means applying the principles of the Technique in other ways than we do in lessons. I like to call it, “Applied Alexander®.”
In lessons I look at the way a person moves; how they walk, sit, stand, and use a computer or perhaps, a musical instrument. We look at waking up a body sense that has gone dormant, and training ourselves to think in the body.
And in another way, we can look at the way our minds move, at the way our emotions flow through us.
How can I apply the principle of faulty sensory awareness to losing weight, for instance, and not only to standing up straight rather than leaning over backwards from my shoulders? How about applying the idea of thinking Up, to the idea of being Up in my mood? When I am present in my body and centered on my feet, my mood is more stable and therefore I am generally more cheerful. Can I use that principle to help be cheerful under less than ideal circumstances?
This idea came about as I have been teaching. Some of my students come back after a lesson, a week later, and tell me stories about how they are able to deal with their spouse differently. Or perhaps they notice that their mood has shifted and they’re more cheerful.
How is this happening? How can we consciously take the principles of the work and let them be integrated into our approach to Life? Maybe that’s where the true magic lies. Changing in the body takes practice and is much easier with a teacher. Changing in our attitude is deeper and takes…even more practice! So let’s talk.
One moment at a time…exploring the principles and Life. Welcome!
*More information about Alexander Technique is available on my website, at www.alexandertechniquestudio.org
You can also watch a 4-minute video on what happens during an Alexander Technique lesson at: http://www.silverfoxstudio.net/video.html