Needing a topic for this blog tonight, I thought about an exercise on Lateral Thinking developed by Edward de Bono. Using a list of random words to stimulate thoughts and associations I arrived at "rust" and "frames." Smiling as I've just returned from teaching a Qi Gong class where the work we do is to stimulate our energy systems. Prior to the class and afterwards I demonstrated the Alexander Technique Lie Down to two different students with little aches and stiffness in their necks.
All of us put much stress on our physical and mental frames and after decades of less than optimal care we begin to harvest the consequences. But fortunately with disciplines like AT and Qi Gong we can unlock the causes and conditions that have led us to where we are in how we use our selves. Neither of these disciplines are quick fixes but they are effective. And as Neil Young astutely pointed out years ago Rust Never Sleeps.
Frames reminded me of some improvisations I did years ago that generated a couple scores I recently came across and want to look at again. Now I have an area to begin my next practice session.
Photo by Horia Varlane