I am reposting this blog post from Alexander in The Forest as it is such an interesting description of how awareness and mindfulness changes our lives as well as the lives of the dogs around us!
"THIS IS BETTER THEN SMOKING DOPE
The other day I went to pick up one of our dogs from the vets,
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. Although it cannot be cured there are medications and surgery that can help.
Alexander Technique is very effective for helping Parkinson’s disease as it addresses and calms the nervous system.
by Adrian Farrell
Alexander Technique Teacher with a corporate background
Article From Huffington Post
The Alexander Technique is fundamentally different to other therapies in that it’s not
Here is a short video from England about Alexander Technique tips for using your phone or tablet.
Book one Alexander Technique lesson and see how you feel!
Last week I went to work with a difficult dog, wearing my Dog Whisperer hat.
The client, Maggie, called me about Earl, a large rat terrier, who is very intelligent but also very stubborn. She told me Earl is being "vicious" toward other dogs and the problem is getting worse.
Connection in spite of circumstances. It seems that the lion feels the children and acts as though they are actually touching him. He must feel their energy. He certainly seems to enjoy it!
When I work with dogs, especially difficult dogs, I am well advised to remain in the present moment, actually seeing and hearing what is around me. The dog can tell the difference in the quality of my attention. The dog respects me more and I have a better chance of influencing him/her in a "present" state of mind.
Santa Barbara Dog Whisperer