Hello my friends!
It is morning and I’m sitting here with my coffee, listening to NPR. Sitting here reminds me that too much sitting leaves many of us aching at the end of the day. Sitting is literally a pain.
Musicians have double trouble; some of them sit to play and all of them use their hands and arms in repetitive motions. There must be something wrong with the way we sit, the way we use our arms, or it wouldn’t hurt. It’s not supposed to; really, it’s not.
Basically, we need to figure out what it is that we are doing that is connected with our pain. Are we slumping? Tensing up and hunching over? Obviously, if we could tell, we wouldn’t do it! What are some ways out of this endless loop? Keep reading…for one of them…
Jo Gray spoke about a way out of pain in a wonderful interview with NPR’s Sarah Varney. Listen to the NPR interview
The article itself – Alexander Technique: A Balm For Back Pain? has a video from the British Medical Journal study on back pain and Alexander Technique.
Learn to be poised and tall. Play pain free! That’s what it’s all about. Freedom from pain and the joy of musical expression.
I teach in Mountain View, CA and I’d love to hear from you! If you’re not in my area, drop a note and I’ll help you find someone who is.