How Can I Improve My Meditation Posture?

...Good posture while you meditate, or your meditation posture, can be a challenge for those new to meditation, as well as those more experienced with meditation. Improving one's Meditation posture is important for people who meditate for ten minutes, and those who meditate for hours. The Alexander Technique can help with meditation posture, as it helps with posture in general. In researching various instructions for proper meditation posture, a suggestion that keeps arising is ‘keep your spine straight.

Use The Alexander Technique Shortcuts

There are so many Alexander Technique directions, or verbal cues, it would be impossible to list them all. In fact, many of them have yet to be formulated, because Alexander Technique teachers will think of them in the moment, for situations as they arise.

Directions may be universal such as: ‘let your neck be free’, ‘let […]

Alexander Technique—What’s up?

Alexander Technique releases your emergency brake—by releasing your emergency neck.

We tighten our neck when there’s an emergency, and some of us live in a constant state of emergency.

Our collapse starts from our neck and, we hold stress in our neck.

It’s fight or flight— The stress is the fight, and the collapse is the flight.


The Alexander Technique- Texting and Teeth Brushing

Early on in Alexander Technique lessons it comes as a shock to people when they realize that the simple acts of texting, typing, brushing (or putting on make-up, shaving, combing hair, putting on glasses, eating, and on and on), compresses the spine. Spinal compression for these everyday actions is both unnecessary and damaging. Then why do we do it? For a combination of reasons including imitation, laziness, boredom, or fatigue. This may result from being unmindful, inattentive, unobservant and unaware. With repetition, it becomes a habit. It becomes how we do everthing; We start any motion with spinal compression...
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