• Peter Nobes

The Alexander Technique - how to expand your comfort zone.

Updated: Oct 26, 2018

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My latest video follows on from the last one, where I said that people like to make sense of the Alexander work in terms of what they already know. Bodyworkers try it, are impressed by how EFFORTLESS they can be – so effortless they can’t feel their body – but say it can’t be right because it doesn’t fit in with what they do.

New clients have an introductory session then don’t come back because they don’t see how it fits in with what they already believe.

Most of our aches, pains and problems are caused by how we do things, so if we want to stop the aches, pains and problems we have to change what we’re doing. We have to make new choices, but for some people the choices are difficult: we “like” to do things the way we always do things.

We “like” to stay in our comfort zones. My video talks about some people who want to stay in their “mental” comfort zone so much they would rather be physically uncomfortable – in pain – than change what they do.

But the Alexander work doesn’t ask us to step out of our comfort zones. It shows us how our comfort zones are bigger that we think.

The bigger your comfort zone the more choices you have. The more choices you have, the more freedom you have.


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