Would you like to save energy?

The idea of giving everything 110% can be seen as a virtue. I recently read a novel where a character boasted “I always gave everything 50%.” It made me laugh. It sounded appealing and less exhausting. However as I thought about it I realised it was no better than the 110% approach. Why? Because both are a form of prejudgment. Neither are considering the task itself.  Continue Reading →

To posture or not to posture? … that is the question

I say ‘that is the question’ but until recently it was a question I had never thought to ask. Why? Well I believed wholeheartedly in ‘good posture’. It made sense, it seemed helpful and everyone I knew believed in it as well. Maintaining a good posture was very important to me and I would blame any aches or pains I had on not doing so. However, when I began to learn the Alexander Technique I started to think differently.  Continue Reading →