Have you ever wondered
why are excess tension and poor posture in daily life such common problems?
Even with people who know a lot about anatomy and those exercising regularly.
The fact is whether you are engaged in daily life activities or whether you are performers or athletes, the challenge is you may be bringing your daily habits to any specific activity!
The fact is that you can only be mindful of what you are aware of. And how people misuse their hinges is not commonly in their range of awareness until they hurt. I used to not have a clue myself and as a result, I was suffering from chronic headaches and muscle tension.
One of the reasons for this situation is a general lack of awareness around how all body parts are designed to function as an integrated whole.
Another reason is a lack of clarity about how to use joints appropriately even though it is the first step of functioning as the integrated whole that you are.
Unknowingly creating “fake joints” causes much tension build-up in your muscles and a common habit to lock your real joints whether in daily life or when you exercise.
These habits become a vicious cycle and the habitual way feels more natural than the natural way which is quite misleading.
That is why
you may not always be doing
what you think you are doing!
As a result, you go from unknowingly stressing your muscles and joints to stretching them – till you run the risk of killing their natural tone.
Your fake joints (usually muscles) eventually complain that you’re giving them a job that’s not theirs to do. All the while, you wonder why your neck or back hold such a level of tension when you stretch regularly?
This is the vicious cycle that keeps your neck and sometimes your whole body uptight in daily life, even when you’re not even stressed out! Being stressed out naturally enhances this tension cycle.
FOR NOW, START TO OBSERVE YOURSELF. Next time you go about stretching a muscle, check if your overall body is in a state of expansion, contraction, or compression?
How can your energy flow through you if your joints are locked while standing, walking or in a yoga pose? Do you want freedom from chronic neck tension or overall excess tension? Do you want to learn how not to trigger neck tension or pain? Do you want to experience natural good posture (even when you are not thinking about it)?
I am happy to assist you in any way I can. It is my life purpose to inspire and guide you to dance the joy of wholeness.
There is nothing like a fresh perspective to promote the changes you are after.
YOU’VE GOT NOTHING TO LOSE
in exploring this approach
but habits that no longer serve you!
If you are ready to be free of chronic tension or pain lingering despite all your efforts, or you want to take constructive action to prevent this common challenge, schedule a Free Consult with me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
If you are a MUSICIAN using yoga to handle your aches and pain and you are not getting sustainable results, don’t miss out on my EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
Then, sign up for my February 2-session workshop by clicking on the link below:
(Number of spaces is limited, so registration happens on a first serve basis)
Alexander Technique for Musicians
Cécile Raynor has been teaching for 30 years, published the Wise Way to Yoga as well as numerous articles, and she was featured several times both on TV and on an “Expanded Awareness” radio show. Her blog has been read by thousands of people in over 100 different countries. Her work is based on the Alexander Technique, the best-kept secret of Olympic athletes and famous performers. They swear by it because it allows them to perform at their best with optimal safety. Although it is now commonly used by everyone. She also created the Body Intelligence Activation Process™, a mind, body, heart and spirit work that affects her students in all aspects of their life as they experience increased wellbeing.
Cécile has been helping people with poor posture, chronic muscular tension and pain, joints issues and headaches reclaim their ease of movement, their natural good posture, and the joy and peace of mind brought by well-being. She has also been a mentor for many students interested in embodied and integrated personal growth.
Cécile can be reached by responding to this blog or by contacting her through her website: https://cecileraynor.com/