Why we need to end our addiction to self-improvement

    Is there a part of your body that you have marked for improvement? For me it was my feet. I used to hate my feet because they didn’t make a nice pointed shape in ballet class. Interesting that I ended up spraining both ankles many times! When I think back on it now, … Read more

HOW CAN I IMPROVE MOBILITY IN MY FEET?

    Have you signed up for my newsletter? If you have, it gives you a chance to engage with me and ask me questions. I make a video once a month, and this year I’m going to choose topics from the questions my readers send me. February’s question comes from Dana, a ballroom dancer … Read more

HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE MYSELF FROM HEAD TO TOE

     My feet were once the most hated (yes, hated) part of my body. They did not look good, or more importantly, feel good when I pointed them as a young dancer. Since they wouldn’t do what I wanted them to do, I decided quite consciously to hate them. You can imagine that this … Read more

DEAR BODY, PLEASE FORGIVE ME, LOVE, YOUR CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

I’m feeling humbled today. I was going to write an article about my dermatome mapping process for publication in the American Society for the Alexander Technique Journal. I’m going to miss my deadline. It’s too important to rush. Though I know the practice really works, that people gain ease and more coordination, I don’t know … Read more

WHY YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND YOUR KINESTHETIC INTELLIGENCE: #5 in a series on how to use your kinesthetic intelligence

Hello Friends! I’ve been so surprised at what’s emerging as I write every day to you!I may not write every day – in general, I need to take one or two days off a week, usually Saturday. But otherwise I’ll keep on going. The key point that pops out for me so far is this:  your … Read more

SAVE YOUR KNEES BY KNOWING WHERE THEY ARE: #3 in a series on how to use your kinesthetic intelligence

  I think most of us have limited ideas about what we are capable of. If you are a dancer, you know you’ve had those moments where your body goes somewhere or does something that blows your mind, and you can only “sit back and watch.” Well, I think that’s a pretty good way to … Read more

EFFORTLESS MIND IN MOVEMENT: #2 in a series on how to use your kinesthetic intelligence

A couple of days ago, I sent you a little mind dance to try. Today, I invite you to take this mind dance into activity: 1) Imagine a spot exactly in the middle of the crown of your head, as if you were looking down from the sky at the top of your own skull, … Read more