Blog of the Week: Becoming Strong with the Alexander Technique

Originally posted by on September 22, 2013 at balanceandharmonyat.blogspot.com.

Learning how to be strong….from the inside out.

I used to think I didn’t “have” muscles.  I thought I was weak.  Do you know what those thoughts can do to a person?  What you think is what you get.  I wasn’t weak, and I definitely had muscles, but I did not experience strength because I told myself those things, and I believed those thoughts.

Do you believe that you are weak?  Do you want to feel strong?

First, you must realize the thoughts you are feeding to yourself, and you need to realize that your body is innocent – it wants you to be right, so it gives you the experience of what you believe, to make it true.  If the body were to talk to you, it might say, “Oh! You believe that you are weak? That you don’t have muscles?  Well, I love you so much that I want you to have the pleasure of being right!  I’m going to prove to you that you are weak, and make it true.  I will use my muscles less so that you get a sense of lack of movement and start forgetting the natural range of motion available to the joints…maybe the muscles will even atrophy someday so that you can feel really justified in your beliefs.”  And the body will do this, because you are not sending messages to it to counter this process.

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