Bad Use

After yoga class one evening, I was extolling the benefits of Alexander Technique.

The woman talked about how yoga imparts similar benefits — it opens up the chakras.

“Maybe,” I said. “I’m not so sure. I look around in yoga class and see so many people with bad use. They are just making themselves worse. They are more deeply ingraining bad habits of use so that their exercise and yoga is not only not helping them, it is hurting them.”

“That’s very judgmental of you,” the woman said.

I’m guess that I’m getting cocky now that I’m nearing the halfway point of my three-year Alexander Technique teacher training.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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