Pause right now.

Don’t change how you are sitting as you read this. Take a moment to see what you notice.

Do you sense any discomfort, overwork or compression? Is your neck or jaw tight? Are your back and shoulders slumped, or wrists and fingers tense? Are you holding your breath?

Now, allow yourself to move. See what happens when you bring your awareness to the way you are experiencing yourself.

This is the first step to learning the Alexander Technique, and to peeling away layers of habit that keep you from realizing your natural ease.