As the temperature falls, there can be a tendency to hunch up and hold ourselves tight, the Alexander Technique provides an opportunity to be present and to notice your physical responses. Here are three areas to consider:
- Neck. Are you ducking your head down in the cold/rain/wind? How does your neck feel when you do this?
- Shoulders and Arms. What are your shoulders up to? Have they crept up to your ears in an attempt to keep warm? Does this actually warm you? Are your arms and hands tight if you cross your arms around yourself in the cold?
- Back. Are you curving your back forward and down? Is your back held tightly? Are your ribs moving freely with your breath?
Perhaps you could observe these three areas daily for the next 7 days. It doesn’t matter if you are indoors or outdoors, still or moving. Any increased body awareness is a bonus.
Let me know how you get on.