Blog of the Week: Alexander Technique, Stress, Posture, and Change

Originally posted by Mark Josefsberg on May 26, 2015 at

Human beings have the (unfortunate) ability to experience stress, with all its physical manifestations, even before a stressful event has taken place. And, just by thinking, we can re-experience the stress response months or years after a past event.

Why do we do this to ourselves? Perhaps because it’s oddly comfortable. It’s how we know who we are. It’s an addictive mind/body habit. Our bi-directional neural connections strengthen and deepen. Even our hormones get in on the act to reinforce the stress habit.

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