I have the worst confession for an Alexander Technique teacher — there have been many days over the past few weeks where I’ve had no will to go up (meaning to give myself the upward thinking direction that allows for freer movement). I’ve just been hunkering down. I say to myself, I should think up, and then I say, I just don’t have it in me. My get up and go got up and left.
So even during my worst days, I’ve been doing active rest and that has allowed me to let go of unnecessary tension and to thereby lengthen and widen. My mood tremendously affects my thinking and my freedom of movement which all in turn affect my mood.