You’ve got no choice with the Alexander Technique
Once you know some Alexander Technique, you’re not going to want to make major decisions without it. And once you know enough of it you can’t.
For better or for worse, we decide by imagining what things will be like, or feel like, in the future–two minutes or two years away. Two minutes? What’s for lunch. Two years? What job to pursue, or city to live in.
Habitually making decisions from a fear-based, concentrated state might limit light. And clarity.
A tensed body (as if we’re startled) is not a good place for planning or projecting. And from that narrowed, limited, concentrated place we may not see all the possibilities.
We can step out of the self-imposed box we’ve put ourselves, and think outside the box as well. Previously unseen viewpoints may be discovered, uncovered, and new ideas might come into view as we lessen our grip.
The Alexander Technique deals with the place we stiffen when we’re startled or scared–our neck. Letting go of tension in your neck, even when you’re not feeling particularly fearful, calms all of you. Freeing the neck changes a narrowing focus to a wider, softer, panoramic view—and awareness of your breathing will pair nicely with this opening focus.
Tuna salad, Alexander Technique teacher, New York City.
Mark Josefsberg-Alexander Technique NYC
Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net– Salad With Tuna, Vegetables And Mint” by Apolonia