I had to share this insight from a teenager …..
Yesterday, during a constructive rest session requested by one of the teenage boys at the high school where I teach Alexander Technique, 17 year old Harry quipped-
‘Semi-supine is like a productive version of the naughty step!
When I was little I would be made to sit on the naughty step … I was always all hunched up, elbows on my knee, in a rage … ‘
‘Lying down doing Alexander Technique is giving me time out to think about what I have done during the day, the bad decisions I have made and let them go. Yup, it is like the productive version of the naughty step!’
He continued –
‘I have had some great epiphanies in semi-supine – like where I have been going wrong and just by taking time out I get an idea about how to do it and when I go back to it it works … like learning a difficult piece on the guitar, suddenly I can do it… You wouldn’t think time out this way would be productive, but it really is!’
Out of the mouth of babes!
Constructive rest – the productive naughty step!