Here’s a juicy article I found about performer Chyna Whyne, who has apparently taken to the Alexander Technique to the point that the trained to become a teacher. For those of you who don’t know, becoming an Alexander Teacher is a major undertaking – at least three years and at least 1600 hours. My training was five days a week, three hours a day, for three years. But I digress.
The Alexander Technique often has a stuffy or uptight reputation and I’m loving Chyna Whyne for mixing it up. Of course, there is nothing uptight about learning to move in a natural, free and easy way, but Alexander requires discipline, which, especially in my transplanted home, isn’t necessarily popular. But the power and sense of empowerment that comes from being able to *drive this thing* beautifully, effortlessly, gracefully, and pain-free, is truly revolutionary. It is true self-responsibility to decide that you will understand where your spine is and how it moves, then strap on your stilettos and continue to honor your spine.
The Alexander Technique leads to no more wondering, why do I wake up in pain every morning? The end of, I’m not sure what I’m doing, but my back really hurts when I use the computer. Or, I hate all my chairs, I have to get new furniture. Or blaming the car design, or the airplane seat, or your parents (okay, that’s a bit of a stretch. you may still blame your parents).
I digress completely. Check out this sweet article!