As I see their forward motion & the uprightness of their sails, I shift forward over my sitz bones. Smiling at the gentle but clear Alexander Technique directions being administered to me by the environment I am in. As I review pieces of music, I work to keep the directions of forward & up alive within, smiling at the paintings that began this particular piece of AT work.
On the beach I am once again engulfed by the sheer immensity of the Ocean. Pondering how wide the Atlantic is, I release my shoulders to approach their width. Allowing my spine to soar into the delicate floating clouds above me. Enjoying this snack AT practice as I begin walking in the surf. Later while swimming and playing in the surf I pause to absorb the Qi of the Ocean, of the Planet, of Life. Swaying & undulating with the waves, allowing forward & up, wide & free I dive into another wave. Might one day I navigate music with such freedom and joy. The aphorism - establish the possible and move gradually to the impossible arrives on time once again. Finding myself and how I am using myself with the AT directions is one way to establish the possible. I continue to find the technique practical & applicable to any situation. Examples within life abound to remind me. What I do with these opportunities to remember or when I intentionally pause to invite these principles into my being continues to invite ease and freedom in.