Morning-Day

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Lyle at 9

“It’s Morning-Day!”  This after the sound of a slap, as Lyle’s feet meet the guest room floor, followed by patter as he runs to my bedside, his face illuminated with that light only the very young possess.  How I cherish this memory.  The mere thought of my godson at three is more than enough to take me into the length and width and spaciousness Mr. Alexander was training his students to re-discover.

Hmmm.  Skip the Alexander Technique lessons and just love on your godson?  Well, yes, and maybe….and how about both!  Train the mind to live fully present in a body, and open the heart to loving well.

About that open heart. The one that loves well.  Longtime Alexander Technique mentor, Dale, encouraged me to let love expand not only my heart-front, but my heart-back.   A great way to rediscover your heart-filled-back is to lean against a wall with only your thoracic torso (the top half where the lungs reside) in contact with it.  Now exhale gently on an ‘f’ as in ‘fee-figh-foh-fum,’ followed by allowing the inhalation to move your back ribs where they join the spine.  Delicious.

Happy Birthday, Lyle!  Have a great time celebrating your 17th.  You have brought 17 years of joy and delight to this godmother—-

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2 thoughts on “Morning-Day

  1. janmccain October 3, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    I am fighting back pain and love this idea for a joyful visualization. Mine is two year old SEan shoving black pieces of toast made by six year old Erin under our sleepy noses saying, “One fo’ you and one fo’ you. I feel better already.

    On Thursday, September 29, 2016, Poise and Presence wrote:

    > alexandertechnique2016 posted: ” “It’s Morning-Day!” This after the sound > of a slap, as Lyle’s feet meet the guest room floor, followed by patter as > he runs to my bedside, his face illuminated with that light only the very > young possess. How I cherish this memory. The mere thought of” >

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    • alexandertechnique2016 October 3, 2016 / 4:40 pm

      Jan! Sean and Erin serving you burnt toast in bed brings a smile—sorry to read of the back pain. No fun. It’s your b-day month! I’ll email a few dates for your consideration 😉 —–

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