The Alexander technique offers us proven approaches for accomplishing objectives with less stress, less tension, and greater poise.
The technique works by resetting your priorities. The goal itself retains its importance, but the manner in which you coordinate your thinking with your movement become the principal means by which your aims are realized.
If you think about it, this makes sense. Are not your mind and body the primary, and in fact the only means whereby you can affect change in the so-called physical world?
Why not try the following mind-body techniques whenever you set about engaging in any activity:
1. Stop and observe
Pause for a moment of self observation. How have you automatically responded to the task at hand? Did you tighten your neck, narrow your shoulders, or clench your lower back? Give yourself permission to let this tension go.
2. Change your priorities
This approach has value. Sure, you can push yourself harder. But at what cost? Learn to do things well, do them gracefully, and with poise. It has it's own rewards!
3. Notice the pull or attraction that your objective has on your mind and body
4. Change your thinking
Convince your Self that any goal you wish to accomplish begins as an idea. And you are in full control of your own ideation. Make room in your experience for choosing a more directed response to achieving your goals.
5. Take it easy, man
Remember, don't beat your self up with the Alexander stick.
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