Which Way is Life
Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Ep39 - Have Less Pain & Move Easier: Mary Derbyshire

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: Have less pain and move easier as you age, learn what the Alexander Technique is, and discover the right way to sit for better posture and more form with Mary Derbyshire.
Air Date: 2/23/17
Duration: 28:33
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: Mary Derbyshire, Author
Mary DerbyshireMary Derbyshire (M.AmSAT) has taught fitness and movement for over 35 years. For almost 25 years, she has been a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, helping people get out of pain and learn how to move with balance, agility, and ease. She is a strong advocate for this powerful self-care technique and as a recognized master and expert in her field. 

Mary regularly presents to and with the medical community, most recently presenting alongside doctors from the Mayo Clinic on a panel at the Harvard Medical School 2015, and to the Brown Medical School in 2016.

Her specialty is aging with ease and she is on a mission to bring this work to the "Baby Boomer" population so they can live active, fulfilling lives through their senior years.

Mary's online learning self-study series for seniors is due out in 2017. Her new book, Agility at Any Age: Discover the Secret to Balance, Mobility and Confidence, which is an accessible and practical introduction to the Alexander Technique and movement, is due out in 2017 as well. 

She is frequently selected to present and teach her peers at national and international conferences and is also available for workshops, presentations, and one-on-one learning intensives. Mary's private practice is in beautiful Little Compton, RI.
  • Book Title: Agility at Any Age: Discover the Secret to Balance, Mobility and Confidence
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/alexandertechniquewillowfarm

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • Why we need to stop trying and just allow. Allow yourself to move instead of forcing yourself to move to help your muscles relax. Tight muscles = pain.
  • How to properly sit so you don’t slouch.
  • What the Alexander Technique is.
  • How to practice mind body unity.
  • Tips to move easier and have more agility as you age.
  • How to start moving if you are in pain now.
  • More from her book Agility at Any Age.

High Five Highlights:

  • Why is it important slow down in our go,go.go world?Because we need it embrace the world and if we’re streaking through it we can’t enjoy it.
  • How can we make a resolution to move more? Tell yourself that movement is joyful; an expression of joy.
  • What is your definition of a life well lived? An examined life, a thoughtful life.
  • Do you have a favorite quote or book you can share?“If at first you don’t succeed, don’t try again.” ~  Patrick McDonald
  • Finish this sentence: “Throughout my life the most important thing I’ve learned is…”to be open, accepting and non-judgmental.

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