– with Alexander Technique
What is ‘bad’ Posture?
In some people it’s painful, in others just chronic collapse. An unbalanced muscle system, some muscles are tight while (compensating) are others collapsed or under-used.
The easy stance that you see in a small child, in adults becomes compromised.
Postural Myths are many..
Does “sit up straight” work? Read about 5 myths about posture.
You sit up straight. Then after a while the body reverts. The muscles are fixed. The coordinating system is on “auto pilot”.
When do you really know what is best for your posture?
To gain the knowledge you need to stop the downward spiral is the is to regain our birthright; your natural poise and well-being.
FM Alexander said “You can change the habit of a lifetime with just one thought”!
Debra Caplan, Physiotherapist and Alexander Teacher says:
- “One of Nature’s most capable inventions is the human spine and all its surrounding structures.
- The torso is a structural triumph providing both flexibility and strength.
- However it can only serve us properly when used in a well-integrated way.
- All too often we misuse the flexibility of the torso by continually bending from the waist as though it were a hinge.
- The torso should be used as one functional unit”.
In short, if we can find the true nature of a beautiful posture, we can be master of it.
Judy Dench; most popular and famous: has used Alexander Technique throughout her acting career. See more here
Iris Cook’s Story:
“I came because of my posture; I was tired, lethargic, down, depressed, and wanted more energy”. Iris (in her mid 70s) came on her doctor’s suggestion. having done office work for a long time, it had caused me to become bent over.
Since then, I discovered through Jann that I haven’t been lifting my feet high enough when I walk…. Now the back straightens up”.
“The Alexander Technique has helped me change. Now I can sit, walk and stand relaxed with enjoyment. I am not young and it has taken time but it has been so worth it. I want to live till I’m a hundred because there is so much to do. (laughs)”
Contact Jann McMichael for more info