Swimming with the Alexander Technique

This morning as I began to swim I also began an awareness of my whole head to my whole body.  Where exactly is my head attached to my neck?  Where are my TMJ?  Where do my arms join the shoulder ?  How are my legs connected?  And, all the while:  my neck is free allowing my head to go forward and away from the top of my spine allowing my spine to lengthen and allowing my back to widen.  Noticing how my feet are connecting to my ankles and how the toes are responding, I am constantly going for freedom of movement and eliminating stress.  I am watching how my breath opens on its own and deepens.

Swimming  allows you to let the water support the body and gives you a wonderful opportunity to practice your awareness of your body and how you use it.