The other day I was explaining what the Alexander Technique is about, it’s sometimes a challenge as I want to explain it for them to understand, this time I stuck to what I think it is about; A method to rediscover your inner freedom and aliveness then I explained further about by noticing your balance with gravity and also noticing your balance with others.
He was in a typical sitting position, a bent back and sitting on his coccyx (the tail bone).
I asked him if he was thinking about how he was sitting, the answer was “Why”.
Time to get him thinking!
“Do you know you have sit bones” I asked
“What” was the reply
“Put your hand between the seat of the chair and bum and rock around, you should feel two boney bits, one on each side”
“These are your sit bones, take your hands out and just rock on these bones.”
We drank some more beer and later he said, ” You know what, the pain in my back that I have had for years has disappeared”
I replied “Ahh, I never knew you had any pain!”
I’d got him to notice how he moves even if it was only sitting. By noticing, he had rediscovered some of freedom and aliveness and was more in balance with gravity, his outcome was less or no back pain.
We drank more beer, he maintained his balance, well I was drinking beer, he was drinking coffee as he was driving later.
Just simple thoughts and ideas can help you rediscover your freedom and aliveness. Why not try it for yourself?
I’ve got loads more ideas.