The Power of Laziness

Did you know that giving in to your lazy side is sometimes the most productive thing you can do? Have you ever found yourself stuck and unable to move forward? I have. Lately I’ve been in a rut and struggling to get out if it.  I went from being completely motivated to not wanting to do anything at all.  I don’t like this feeling.  I enjoy when I am filled with passionate purpose and a sense of direction and drive, but sometimes we all need what my Alexander teacher called a “good old slump”.  The Alexander Technique is a movement technique that teaches performers how to have good physical alignment.  The premise is that we are born with a sense of natural alignment, but over time our body develops habits that create obstacles to our alignment.  To correct this we have to first notice our habit, then take a minute to pause so we can redirect our body to go into better alignment.  This is a process that continues over and over again all day.  But sometimes we need a break and that is when we take our “good old slump.”  The idea is to remind us that we are … Continue reading