There are many situations in which you might look up such as in a yoga pose, kissing (if your partner is taller than you), before walking up stairs, or when admiring a beautiful tree, a skyscaper, a plane or the stars. Whatever the situation, I sometimes find myself thinking: “Yikes, careful not to compress the back of your neck. This brings the weight of your heavy head back and down onto your body.”
Thanks to Irene Tasker, a Montessori and Alexander trained teacher, the Alexander Technique is taught to kids in various settings. Benefits include improved impulse control, attention and body coordination. Watch a video to learn more about the technique in education at all levels, from elementary education to university settings.