Once upon a time, my mother would ask me to place a book on top of my head and walk around the living room. Head held high, off I’d go for as long as possible. It was an interesting precursor both to my profession teaching the Alexander Technique, and my beloved avocation, ballroom dancing.
As it happens, walking with a book on your head is not a bad idea! It may help you think about keeping your head up on top.
The world famous dancer, Bill Irwine, demonstrated ballroom dancing with a teacup on his head. He was that smooth and that elegantly balanced in movement.
Try it; can you walk with a book on your head? Does it help you stay upright?
Do you dare try a teacup?
Why can’t you just “straighten up” at will and stay that way?
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