Featured image“I hold.” Have you ever doubted that what we hold in our minds, we hold in our bodies, and vice versa. “I hold,” is synonymous with “I think.” I hold, for instance, that perpetual motion violates the first two of Newton’s Laws of motion. I maintain that as well, from, the French “main”, hand, and “tenir,” to hold. I hold in hand. There are other examples. The release that many people find in their study of Alexander Technique makes its demands, that mental holds, our rigid ways of thinking change along with their mirrors in our muscularity. While the release of those muscular habits always comes as a blessing, blessing also means “to wound.” Those wounded mental concomitants, our various holdings, are never given up without a struggle. Mine is still going on. Perhaps yours as well. Onward then.