A recent cover story in Scientific American revealed how the brain creates habits and why they are so hard to break. In their article, researchers Ann Gaybriel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Kyle S. Smith (Dartmouth College) outline three stages to laying down a habit: Explore a new behavior Form a habit Imprint it into […]
I was noticing how several of my Facebook friends were signing up to be part of an event: “30 Day Ab Challenge for those who need some motivation like me.” I clicked over to the event page and was surprised that 1.9 MILLION Facebook users have said they are going to take part. I work […]
Eye strain is an increasing problem for many of us in our digital world. Our eyes were not built to be constantly staring at a fixed point with a bright light shining straight at them for several hours at a time. They are, in fact, incredibly skilled at tracking the movement of all the things […]
Here is an interesting short film about F. M. Alexander culled from footage available on YouTube, and information from Wikipedia. This video was posted to YouTube by Lisa Block.
Yoga practice is filled with dualities, with polar limits. We start as beginners and advance towards mastery. Some of us have pelvises that are habitually held in a backward tilt, some of us in a forward tilt. Some of us are tightly-ligamented, some of us are loosely held in our joints. Some of us are […]
Join me on Saturday, January 29th, at the lovely Samamkaya Backcare and Scoliosis Collective for an exploration of principles of non-doing and coordination of the head, neck and back to create strength and stability for those with back issues. In a study performed by the British Medical Journal on people with current or recurring back pain, the […]
The Alexander Technique can help you fine-tune the things you do in your life. Instead of your daily routine making you more tired, more compressed, more achy, it can help you find ease, lightness and freedom. To find out more about how you can save your neck and make your back stronger and freer, find out […]
Yoga teachers giving adjustments has become a controversial issue in the yoga community. Classic yoga adjustments tend to be strong, manipulative and often invasive, with the teacher sometimes applying considerable force to push a student deeper into a stretch, or to get the student’s arms and legs into a particular position. If such an adjustment […]
Here’s a fascinating film about how the Alexander Technique is being taught in schools in the UK. Thanks to Brooke Lieb for letting me know about the film.
Last month I was fortunate to be part of a panel on integrating yoga with other somatic practices. The panel was part of YogaCity NYC’s Deeper Learning Series. On the panel with me were Amy Matthews, as a representative of Body-Mind Centering, and Joe Miller, representing the Feldenkrais Method. It was a lively and interesting […]