movable—capable of being moved; not fixed in one place, position, or posture.
When first learning the Alexander Technique, it’s a temptation to try holding on to the changes, hoping for a permanent fix to the body’s discomforts. And so, from the beginning, movement is encouraged. We apply the Technique principles to the everyday activities of getting in and out of chairs, walking, stair-climbing, and reaching for objects. We are in motion, and ‘Thinking in Activity.’
The studio itself invites movement—-the open expanse of floor, south and west windows extending all the way to the high ceiling, the east wall mirrors enlarging an already spacious room. Moving is a happy choice in this space, and we are all about choices in the practice of the Technique. Choosing to move changes our perspective in the moment and yes, can change our very lives.
In these interminable gray January days, get a move on, and observe the effects. It could be as simple as turning your head side-to-side, then up and down, as you work at your computer, noting the ease when you allow for some wiggle room—-