I just spent an hour and a half in the dentist’s chair getting a temporary crown to replace my broken tooth. It was entirely natural to say to myself, “I’m not tightening my neck…” etc. When I noticed I was … Continue reading
I tried recently to translate negative directions into positive directions, and just couldn’t come up with easy equivalents. It was obvious to me immediately after I started saying “I’m not tightening my neck,” to say “I am not tightening my … Continue reading
I am starting my teaching in NOLA this coming Wed and I have one student so far (only 4 slots left!) and one appointment early next month. Quite a few hits on the website and some inquiries, so hopefully it … Continue reading
15 min tai chi and 15 min AT this morning. Lethargic and could not make good use of “I’m not tensing my neck,” my primary negative direction. Normally works pretty well but this morning I was preoccupied with thoughts of … Continue reading
31 min tai chi, 15 AT. Better at tongue on the roof of the mouth. Experimenting with negative and freedom directions in the AT. Both work, I think, by calling attention to the unwanted stimuli.
I got my new cards yesterday and have contacted my room landlord about getting a key to start teaching the 18th. Hope I don’t need to make a separate trip, though that might allow a little extra tai chi. I … Continue reading
Got 37 minutes tai chi and 17 of Alexander Technique this morning. I was short on time and cut the standing first. I have been saying I did not understand it, but now I think I do. I believe it … Continue reading