The reality of the body is far from straight. This exploration is to trace the curves in the back of the body. You can do this on your own and it's powerful when done with a partner.
We can all find a powerful mind-body release with the Alexander Technique. This release is omnidirectional or in all directions into our natural alignment. The impact of this release is an improvement in the functioning of our mind and body that helps us achieve any, and all, of our goals. It can help your willpower, reduce anxiety, relieve pain, improve confidence and so much more.
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.
Often a desire to get something done (e.g. while walking to our destination, finishing a project, etc) narrows our focus. The Alexander Technique can help.
1. Consider your whole body. As you read this, start to notice what parts of your body, if any, you have in mind, and then bring your whole body – from the top of your head to your feet – into your awareness. Another way to think about this is...