The Working of our Inner Mind leaves energy traces that affect our emotions and abilities. They also affect your surroundings, the
home you live in and your place of work. As a House Whisperer I help to re-balance these energies and to give you tips as to how to help yourself and how to heal your surrounding area. The workings of our mind and energy print is a fascinating and absorbing topic. Enjoy.
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Monday, 26 May 2014
The Captain's chair
Chair in an Ambleside, Lake District shop.
Looking at the captain’s chair you realise that it is specifically
designed for long haul comfort
and so it needs to be approached in the correct way as you don’t
want the crew
to think that you don’t know how to look after your spine and body
and so diminish your mental productivity and physical ability over
The number of videos below indicated how much respect
I have for The Alexander Technique
and the value of sitting and rising from your chair or
toilet in a way that supports your body
both now and for later years. I am as guilty as many
people of ‘not doing’
so I’ve written out how I was taught to sit and rise
from a chair.
Back up to the chair so that your calves are touching
Bring your knees and shoulders forward and this will
take you down to the seat.
Sit on the two sticky out bones at the front of your
pelvic girdle with your feet flat on the floor.
So you are not sitting on your tail bone and your
spine is not curved back and down.
In fact as you rest on those two knobs you bring your
spine back with your shoulders over your hips
and imagine that a puppeteer
pulls a string from your top knot straightening out your spine,
neck and head
and you will probably experience your chin lifting.
To rise from a chair, shuffle to the front of the seat
and put your feet back under the chair
so that you are resting on your toes. Lean back and
then forward tipping your shoulders and head
over your knees allowing the momentum to raise your
bum of the chair and for you to gracefully uncurl and then imagine that
puppeteer pulling you into that lovely restful posture.
Your mission is to practice sitting down at your desk correctly
and rising in the best mechanical way
for your body and if you have a bad back
you will soon notice a difference.
You may need to raise your computer monitor
to achieve this posture naturally.
I found that if my eyes were at a level of 1/3 down the screen then my posture became automatic
and also to arrange your monitor and keyboard so that you are not leaning to one side.
Or check out the video on how to sit when you write.
You will find that if you set your timer for half
an hour pings and rise from your seat correctly and oxygenate
your body not
only will your body be healthier but you will get through your working day feeling more refreshed.
Not only will you not lose concentration but your work
productivity will rise.
You may find
these youtube videos to be of advantage, particularly the last one which,
while it covers writing can be transferred to using a lap top.
Alexander Technique Squatting and Sitting
of this video first and foremost is how to sit and squat, (safely, easily and
mindfully) from standing to sitting and into a full squat. This movement is a
position of mechanical advantage, in other words the body is used in accordance
with its design, the muscles, bones and joints are used in a more balanced and
integrated way, giving structural support, balance and integrity.
Also giving the torso maximum length and release and
avoiding stress and compression of the torso.