What is good health? It's a simple question for which there are a thousand answers. This is what I like saying about it.
Good health means carrying a posture and an attitude that, combined together, help you deal positively with the stresses of life. Good health means being free from pain—and also being able to cope constructively when pain is inevitable. Good health means being alert, open-minded, nimble, and energized. Good health means having some degree of control as regards the unfolding of your destiny from day to day.
Good health is a daring and celebratory act of your creativity.
If you like the idea of an energized posture and an open-minded attitude, look into the Alexander Technique as a practical method to get there. Two principles will help you:
1) Body and mind work so closely together that you can’t quite ever separate them. Your physical ailments have psychological dimensions, and your psychic energies live on the physical plane. When you embrace your oneness you’ll find it much easier to achieve and maintain good health over the weeks, months, and years.
2) You have a degree of choice in how you react to anything in life—including the most challenging situations. The first step in solving any problems is to stay centered and focused. Oftentimes a problem “solves itself” if only you stay focused as you ponder it!
Because the Alexander Technique is based on your fundamental oneness and your potential to choose your reactions, you can use it to deal with a wide range of problems—from backache to nervousness, from changing careers to pursuing creative projects, from letting go of old fears to learning new skills.
I’ve been an internationally certified teacher of the Alexander Technique since 1986. Over the decades I've developed dozens of innovative concepts and exercises, gathering my innovations in books, articles, and essays, and sharing them in lectures and conferences all over the world.
My clients have included men and women in business, health, law, and many other occupations, as well as children, adolescents, and college students. Because of my own training as a musician, I've also taught and coached many musicians over the decades. You can read my clients' testimonials here. I offer lessons, workshops, and Skype consultations, adapting the work to suit the needs and circumstances of each client. I'm based in Paris, France; I maintain a secondary teaching practice in New York City; and I teach wherever I go in my world travels. Please contact me if you're interested in meeting me.
In my own life, my personal practice of the Alexander Technique has helped me open up my creativity. As a result I've written and published novels, pursued photo and video projects, and taken up drawing. My blog touches upon the creative process and offers you tips and tools to open up your own creativity.