Alexander Technique and dealing with uncertainty
You might ask, what has this got to do with dealing with uncertainty? The last few months have been the epitome of dealing with uncertainty, uncertainty over our health and that of our loved ones, uncertainty about jobs, about the world around us and what this ‘new normal’ will eventually look like. When we are under this sort of pressure, we tend to revert to our old, instinctive, habitual behaviours. Old habits of mind and body come to the fore and it is hard to react in a reasoned, mindful way. We might start carrying more tension than usual or have thoughts that run away with us, leading to worry and anxiety or physical discomfort like headaches or backache.
Alexander’s work helps us deal with an uncertain and unpredictable world. His technique teaches us that our environment is constantly changing and the pace of change in the world is accelerating. In order to keep up with this and to respond accordingly, we have to learn to have flexibility of mind. A flexible mind and a more conscious, reasoned approach to life helps us reduce tension in everyday activities and operate in a more effective way. So much more than good posture!
Lynsey Metcalfe is a member of the Bridge to Health team, a qualified teacher of the Alexander Technique and registrant of the Complementary and Natural Health Council. She is also a master personal trainer and sought after public speaker at corporate and industry events.
If you want to find out more, please contact her for more information on 07957 417718 or at email@example.com.
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