We all love getting ready for something,
- getting ready for friends coming round
- getting ready for dinner
- getting ready to catch a ball
- getting ready to run
- getting ready to stand
- getting ready to sit
You probably know even more.
Some activities of getting ready do need some preparation, like making dinner, preparing for friends how will visit. However some things we get ready for there is no point is getting ready as we are ready already. These activities are generally when we move from one activity to another.
- from sitting to standing
- from walking to running
- from observing to catching a ball
We all tend prepare for the change in activity by getting ready, the getting ready is a tightening of muscles in preparation for something we are already prepared for. We overthink things so we think we need to do something to get ready. Maybe grimacing your face to lift a heavy weight, if you think about it, we don’t tend to lift things with our facial muscles so why all this extra effort?
It is not just our facial muscles that we tense to get ready, it may be holding your breathe, tightening your shoulders, we all have our favourite tightening for our own way of getting ready.
The difficult bit is noticing your own getting ready patterns, that’s where I come in, my years of Alexander Technique training and practice, I notice these things in people and can offer you a different plan for getting ready where you don’t grimace to lift heavy weights or don’t hold your breath when you decide the run or don’t tightened your arm just before you catch a ball.
I’ll introduce you to rediscovering your freedom and aliveness you once had, then life becomes a whole lot better.
If you want to know more, drop me a line or two.