Put on your own oxygen mask before helping others……

Put on your own oxygen mask before helping others……

That rings a bell……..I had to read this out in the early days when I was a flight attendant, many moons ago.

Why is this such an important part of the airline’s safety briefing and what the heck has it got to do with Alexander Technique?


The main reason it is so important is because people often want to help others, maybe their child or relative first and foremost. This is a natural instinct for many people and is very honourable but unfortunately in this situation could result in disaster. If you, the passenger doesn’t look after yourself first, you will literally be unable to help the child or elderly relative. Even if you manage to get the mask on the child, it maybe too late for yourself and so who will look after that person now.

Many of us care for others, our children, relatives and friends but what happened to taking care of ourself first. It may seem selfish to many but I see this time and time again in my studio. People are literally holding themselves together for their family and they end up in pain or burning themselves out. They may get to the point that they are unable to look after that person….a real disaster just like in the above situation on the plane.

This is where the Alexander Technique comes in. It is a form of ‘Self Care’ so you are in a better place to care for those you love.

Just like the Oxygen mask, help yourself to some Alexander Technique so you can help others…….
This maybe the best gift you could give to those you care for.

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