Friday, October 18, 2013

Putting Alexander Technique Freedom Directions into Practice in the Now

I love my work.
I love when I practice what I teach, and to share my experience.

Here's an example of how I am using my Freedom Directions (see last post), right now, in real-time.

I notice that I'm feeling sad, and I don't like it.

Now, I remember that I'm free to feel sad.
And I'm free to let sadness move within me and through me.
It moves me, emotionally, mentally, and physically..... I move.

I am free to move.
I am free to be moved by something I do not understand.
I am free not to understand, and free to simply experience what is happening right now.
I am watching the experience of this body-mind-person.
I am free to let the body take on whatever shape it moves into.
I am free to wonder about it...I am free to think whatever I think about it, and feel whatever I feel about it.  I am free to continue wondering and watching.
I notice that I am breathing freely.
I am free to breathe.
I am to smile.
I want to aim up.
I am free to aim up and out and long and wide.
I remember that my body is free because I am free, and that includes my neck.
My neck - this neck that I am aware of - is free.
My head is free to aim forward and up, free from the spine, free to be poised above.
My torso is free to move, to breathe, and to free up.
I am freeing up.
I am feeling happy.
How nice.........


  1. Beautiful Jennifer! Loved the happiness that shines through this one/

  2. I am loving these freedom directions!

  3. Thanks for your positive comments, Victoria and Imogen! :)

  4. Nice post.
    I like to say "I am free to experience whatever I am experiencing right now" and "I am free of myself" from time to time. When I am free of myself I am free of my Little Self/ego. For a moment. Or a couple of moments.
    In this way Alexander work, Gendlin Focusing, Mindefulness practice, Advaita and many other discipines are moving more and more toward each other. All pointing to the same universal truth from many angles.


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