SPECIFICS:

  • to give myself more time and space to just be. Which is funny as I always thought I already did
  • A new meaning of what caring for my body really means
  • Appreciation of God-given adaptive physiology
  • How to relax generally
  • Noticing how I fall back into habit too easily and too frequently when I try to do things too quickly
  • The stickiness of habits and impediment to adaptation
  • Recognising that as we co-create our world we are co evolving with that
  • Wondering who might we be becoming as we become more conscious of how we do what we do.
  • Being aware that at all times when catching a habit ‘ STOP- THINK- ACT
  • Recognising that I cannot feel the release in the joints especially the neck
  • The long neck is part of the spine
  • Straight / long back
  • Crown pointing to heaven, long back
  • Shoulders relaxed
  • Knees not locked- barefoot is good.
  • Knees forward, buttocks  back when sitting down
  • Arms float up from shoulders
  • How to lift using knee bend and biceps for lifting
  • Knees forward, foot floats up then back when sitting or bending
  • Knees forward, foot floats up then back when wanting to get to the floor
  • Deeper appreciation of the fine relationship of all the parts of my body
  • Find happy fulcrum in the hips to stand comfortably
  • Two books height to support head when lying down
  • Back flat on floor knees semi supine if necesary
  • Noticing that with ‘hands on’ releasing is easier, but still don’t know when I am free
  • I write a lot so I will attempt to make less effort and write in a more alexandery way.
  • I will try to remember to breathe through my nose, as I was not aware that I mouth Breathe- thank you for pointing it out.
  • I think I have learned to stop! think! before doing  things
  • I also think a bit differently about my posture and movement
  • Mindfulness begins at the physiological level
  • I try not to slump, being aware of my muscles compressing if I do
  • Avoid repetitative exercise
  • I think I am sleeping better than I was.
  • I can walk in a steady manner,needs lots more practical/experience and possible 1-1lessons with Kay. Just discovered this today- very empowering!
  • Learning to walk has been an enlightening experience, as has writing these notes. I rarely write anything other than shopping lists these days
  • The hands on moments make a huge difference as its so easy to think you are in the ‘right’ position when in fact you are holding onto tension.
  • Today when Kay said to D about lengthening/ open at the front, I had a lightbulb moment as I felt my back do its own thing as I opened up at the front and thinking about the muscles ( cant recall what they are called, which go from lower abdomen to upper thigh) really enabled me to do this.
  • Reasons to return to the 4 week courses:
  • Remind myself ( my body) of best practise