Balance

Head balance: ongoing importance

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I wanted to write a little about the ongoing crucial role of head balance. As we go about our day-to-day lives, head balance isn’t generally something we even think about, just as we don’t generally tend to think about how we use our postural mechanism. The head weighs around 6 Kilos in weight, it’s that…

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Onwards and upwards

  I had previously written this blog on Friday, but with amendments in respect of my website occurring yesterday, it no longer exists. I don’t particularly wish to re-write it as I wrote it previously, indeed I cannot as I wrote it in the moment,  but I do wish to incorporate some of the thoughts…

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Solution-orientated thinking

I’ve not posted here as of late, but there are very important reasons for keeping up with my writing. I certainly have found myself finding solution-orientated thinking useful in the recent months. It’s getting on for being a year since my digestion showed signs of improvement and the past couple of months have seen a…

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Conscious direction versus habitual feeling

I am re-reading Michael J Gelb’s book “The Art of Connection” because I knew upon first reading that there is so much more to this book than meets the eye and read a sentence which I thought would be worth sharing here, “Feelings may be stimulated by the words or actions of others, but are…

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Walter Carrington on postural habits

“The muscular reactions that pre-empt loss of balance generate feelings of insecurity, anxiety or fear. Thus, bad postural habits can cause fears and anxieties, but fears and anxieties, of whatever nature, also result in bad postural responses.” (Walter Carrington, “On the Alexander Technique, As I understand it”, April 2001 published in “Walter & Dilys Carrington,…

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The right thing does itself

I wrote previously about a change that I wasn’t expecting to happen. I had attempted a variety of things to improve what I thought was wrong, to no avail, and eventually gave up trying, realising that this is not where the ‘problem’ actually lay. People tend to think that they don’t require Alexander Technique lessons,…

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Unreliable Sensory Appreciation

In this day and age, it’s popular that people like you (or should that be ‘like’ you), or is it? Some people have the need to be liked by others, to be adored for their abilities or their personalities, whilst others are content with not being liked so much, but discovering that they do indeed…

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It’s never too late to learn

I’m a firm believer in the fact that you’re never too old to learn the Alexander Technique. What’s that, I hear you cry? Well the Alexander Technique is a technique you can learn, whatever your age, to become more aware of what you’re doing with your body and all of this is done by thinking.…

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Learning not to do

Instead of thinking of the Alexander Technique as being about posture, I find it more helpful to think of it as becoming more aware of what you are doing with your body and what we’re doing with our bodies on a daily basis is something common to all of us, except that exactly what we’re doing…

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Forward and Up, Joined Up Thinking

I’ve just seen a reminder about us being what we think and I would totally agree with this. If we are pulling down and shortening ourselves, then this also affects the mind and vice versa. To remain in optimal balance, it’s important to remember our directions and to remind ourselves continually of where the upright…

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