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Gratitude

Easter renewal

I’m such a slow learner, I am aware of this, of course, and I’m actually no different to anyone else. I’m gradually becoming aware of the fact of choosing to do less in respect of doing, as in doing things which are unhelpful to us in terms of unconscious habit can very much help me…

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Self-kindness and serendipity

I’m not seeking to ‘fix’ anything, I’m accepting the situation, accepting how I feel about it. We often fail to understand and appreciate  that change is brought about by the way in which we think. Added to which, when we think of thinking, we tend not to think of thinking as a process which requires…

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In the moment of now

Yesterday I was fortunate to participate in some Alexander Technique work with a visiting teacher. I very much enjoyed the whole experience of working with this teacher and was grateful for the opportunity to do so given that we go back some way in terms of my experiences of the Alexander Technique. Everything very much…

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Boosting metabolism the indirect way

We do learn to observe much more closely what is going on within ourselves with the Alexander Technique in terms of postural and co-ordination habits and how these affect everything else, even down to how we think, feel and communicate. Whilst attending a course last weekend, my metabolism started to stir, something which has been…

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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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How you use your body affects the way it functions

How you use your body affects the way it functions. This is very much the thinking behind Alexander’s analogy of a car, which needs to be in good condition to run well. You take a car for a regular service and keep it in good order. The same applies to our bodies. If we are…

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Gratitude

I recently found myself in floods of tears listening to music that had quite a few associations. Tears of awareness of the existence of sorrow and pain, compassion, nurturing the desire to learn and a recognition of the fact that I have indeed had experiences for which I’ve been very grateful, nothing exactly new, but this…

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