A long time ago, you began to (unconsciously) associate success--or safety--with deforming yourself: stiffening your neck or hunching your shoulders or puffing up your chest or holding your breath or locking your knees...
These patterns are now so automatic that you can't feel them.
But they are contributing to your STRESS, your PAIN, your general sense of discomfort with yourself.
If you don't INTERRUPT your bad habits, they will only get stronger.
Use Your Brain to FEEL BETTER in Your Skin
You can learn to stand up straight. To balance better. To calm down. To be less stressed. To breathe more easily. To garden without pain. To sail through pregnancy. To conquer performance anxiety. To diminish your pain. To be better at whatever you do.
If you interrupt your bad habits YOU will get stronger.
ALL ABOUT EVE
When I was little I wanted to be a Teacher and a Writer and a Performer and a Jedi and a Princess and a Detective and a Mother.
So I studied dance at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, majored in Theatre and Philosophy at Fordham College at Lincoln Center, earned an M.A. in Theatre Education from Emerson College and became an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique at the Oregon Center for the Alexander Technique. I also climbed mountains and read fantasy novels.
Life is currently a whirlwind of activity. I'm Mom to 5-year-old triplets, and wife to someone as nerdy as I am. I teach at Lewis & Clark College and through my own business: In Balance Alexander Technique. I lead workshops and give talks around the Portland, Oregon region. I write whenever I get the chance.
I get to say Yoda-ish stuff like "You can't do something you don't know, if you keep on doing what you know." (actually F.M. Alexander said that). Despite my regular wardrobe, I've been told I have princess posture (you can too)! And I help my students unravel the mystery of how they are getting in their own way so they can STOP doing it.