What are Habits?

Our skeletal, muscular and nervous systems remember everything that we do and how we do it. If I carry my purse on my right shoulder for years, not only will I lean more on my right side, but my shoulders will eventually become uneven. If Stella walks with an arched back while wearing heels because she thinks it makes her look more attractive and taller, her body will remember her movements and become accustomed to her walking with an arched back when she wears heels. She might feel pain, she might not (yet). But the harm that she is causing her body by repeating those activities will become evident in her posture. What about Tom, who just goes to work? Is he at risk too? Well, if Tom is si

Why Should I Care about My Posture?

"Why should I care about my posture?" That's something I asked myself repeatedly 16 years ago when I was studying to be an actor in drama school. One of our required courses was about the Alexander Technique. I sat in that class and thought it was a complete waste of time. I couldn't care less about posture. I didn't see how it was relevant to me, or how it could help me as an actor. Wasn't posture just about sitting 'straight'? As actors we moved around the stage, so again, irrelevant to moi !!! Little did I know then, just how disconnected I was from my body. It was only after taking private Alexander Technique lessons that I began to realize that the only time I ever paid attention to

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