I’m walking and it’s a cold day. Because it’s cold I’m walking in a different way than I would when it’s warm. There are subtle differences in my gait that come from being fluid and adapting to the current situation. When I work with someone and we’re walking or doing some other movement, they’re often … Continue reading the awful death in “getting it right”
Are you interested in building a stronger and longer lasting friendship with your body? Interested in developing yourself as a whole person—body, mind and emotions? Would you like better control of your body? Would you like to live more fully in your being? Do you feel physically or emotionally stuck? Do you enjoy exploring? If those sound pretty good … Continue reading New Class Series in February–Transforming Your Body and Mind
I’m amazed at how dull and bland we make the world. It saddens me to see how we’ve taken things that could be wonderful and made them mundane. Why do we do this? Why not let in excitement instead? Why not invite in excitement? Why not evoke it? Why give into the mundane? I’m writing this … Continue reading Make Your Body Awesome, Because It Is
It’s rare that an “inspiring” music video actually, well, inspires me. "I’m jaded and skeptical. I’m not a fan of this type of music." Those are some of my labels. And if I allowed myself to believe in them too strongly I would have turned off this video after the first minute (ok, honestly probably … Continue reading Drop Your Labels, They’re Ruining Your Life
Without choice there is pain, both mentally and physically. Stop telling yourself what you "have" to do and connect with what you choose to do.
What’s your history? What’s your body story? If I were to meet you right now and ask about your body, what would you say? Do you have bad knees? Do you have a bad back? Are you weak? Are you strong? What’s the body story you tell yourself? What’s your emotional story? Do you have … Continue reading Change Your Beliefs and Change Your Body, Mind and Emotions
When you come to my Alexander Technique, Pilates, yoga or mindfulness classes I’ll tell you I don’t care what you do during your time with me. I’ll advise you to do whatever you need in the moment. I’ll encourage you to make your own choices. I don’t like to set rules in my class; I … Continue reading What the Heck Does It Mean to Take Care of Yourself?
How quickly and how often we get pulled into the future, into what we believe will happen. Our belief in the future is so strong and fundamental, we might not even realize it or think to question it. When we’re stuck in our belief of the future we’re no longer experiencing the present moment as … Continue reading The Emotion of the Future, the Freedom of the Present (How do you know the rain is wet when you’re inside?)
It’s almost too simple. Just lie down. Well, not just, I can add on a little bit more, but essentially, lie down. This posture can help free your breathing; reduce your back, neck, abdominal and leg pain; reduce stress; and release stuck emotion. It can really be a marvelous position. There are multiple options you … Continue reading Release muscular and emotional stress with this simple position
Movement is good for you; exercise is good for you. Are we agreed on that? Great. Movement can help your mood. There are plenty of articles on how movement is good for your emotions, how movement and exercise can help depression and anxiety. What sort of movement/exercise do you practice? Pilates, yoga, Gyrotonic, walking, skating, … Continue reading What you’re thinking makes a difference