Two thoughts for the day : Remember we have choices we can slump or we can sit upright. Alexander Technique teaches us that. I say lengthen your spine like there is a string holing you up from the heavens. Especially important to remember when sitting at the computer.
When we talk abut the “means where by” what we mean is what happens from the start of a activity to the end of the activity. That is usually the time we have no idea about. That is the time we need to be aware of. Examples we can are; how do you we hold our toothbrush while brushing, what happens when we run late? How do we take the time while putting on our coats, boots, gathering our keys, closing the door. Can we do less and notice how we are tightening and compressing, could we direct our heads out & away.
Vocal health Un-slumping:
Singers and executive speakers think your body as a large container that the sound moves up & out of. Undo the slumping and lengthen up through that whole container. It’s elegant not because we are trying to be elegant but because we are unslumping and the sound carries up & out.
Working with a group of Physical Therapist at Riverside PT I showed them their hinges to piviot over and use. Same at the computer, picking up a child or a package use the hip sockets when needing to get close to something. Hinge = a ball and a sock, rotating. Think hips.
Tips for Sitting at the computer
It’s about sitting on those “sits bones” and for support move up out the top of your head and your spine will follow. Think you spine like a lovely building moving up to the sky. Your sits bone are the basement and the head your penthouse!