It’s not about being right, or easy, or succeeding.
It’s about doing the process and noticing what happens. Discovering what makes us tense, tight, or breathless gives us valuable information that we can use to continue this experience or change it.
Identifying how our thinking influences our actions — did we get easier or less easy when we thought _________________ — allows us to connect our thoughts directly with our actions.
There is no homeostasis in this dance: are either getting easier or less easy. As soon as we identify which direction our ease is moving we can make a choice to get easier or not.
Simply deciding to dance with ease, gently observing the results of our thinking will take us on an unfolding journey of exploration and discovery.
We can learn to make constructive change in our lives so that we experience more ease in all our endeavors: studying, writing, playing sports, cooking, gardening, speaking, presenting, teaching, typing, and performing – acting, singing, dancing, or playing an instrument!
Contact me if you have questions about how you can dance with ease in your chosen field. I look forward to learning about your life, your choices, your challenges, and successes!
For more information about the Alexander Technique visit these pages:
Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique – comprehensive information source
Body Learning: The Alexander Technique – podcasts about various aspects of the technique
Marjorie Barstow – Information about one of the first Alexander Technique teachers trained by FM Alexander