Just For Today… I Am Walking Tall & Easy

“Just for today… I am walking tall and easy”

Say this thought to yourself little and often throughout the day.  Write it, draw it, meditate on it.  Stick a Post It on a mirror.  Set yourself a reminder on your phone.  

Practicing this thought throughout the day will help you notice this sequence and support you to navigate daily life in many ways.

As many of you know, one of Alexander’s major discoveries about us mammals, is that the relationship of the head and spine govern the coordination of the rest of us.  Yes – all of us!  Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual – we don’t separate – its all one thing – our Self.

We are one of the few mammals who walk upright on our hind legs.  And yet, it is the same coordination plan within us as our four-legged friends.  

This is not a guide to How To Walk properly, this is not choreography.
this is not What To Do…


Alexander discovered that when we try and do the right thing, we end up interfering with what our mammal selves know.  Our work is to stop doing whatever is unhelpful and which interferes with nature.  Our job is to promote the best inner-climate for the right thing to do itself.

  • Today there is a small experiment – I want you to walk, as you normally do, and notice if you can, “What Am I  Thinking?”.…  then think “I am walking tall and easy” and notice what that’s like.  What changes?


Whether we know it or not, some part of our self is already giving instructions to our legs, spine, arms etc on how to walk.  This is unconscious and its a bit hit and miss whether this goes well for us.  (We learned by imitating other people, who may not have benefited from Alexander’s discoveries and poise.)

Are you thinking about how to place your feet?  Are you thinking about what’s for food?  Are you thinking about the news?  Stop.  You can master your thoughts.  You can choose what you think about.  Here is a suggestion about what you can think which is conscious and constructive…

Keep walking and keep walking – around the room, in your garden, in the park – don’t stop walking for five minutes.  We are changing our thoughts and seeing if we can notice any change in our walking.

“I am walking tall and easy”.

What, if anything do you notice with this thought?

If you aren’t sure, keep walking and go back to your Normal walking… (just think “I am walking normally” your body will sort this out for you.  Did you notice anything change in that moment?

We can toggle between what is normal for us –  normal thought / and walk for us, AND having this thought guide us – “I am walking tall and easy”.  

When you choose your thoughts, you choose your inner-climate.  Choose well.

How did you get on with this?  I’d love to know if you are enjoying these daily thoughts and explorations.  Please email me on lucyascham@hotmail.com


Have fun with this.  Take yourself out of automatic, and get thinking consciously and constructively.

“Just for today, I am walking tall and easy.”

  • Today there is a small experiment – I want you to walk, as you normally do, and notice if you can, “What Am I  Thinking?”.…  then think “I am walking tall and easy” and notice what that’s like.  What changes?


Whether we know it or not, some part of our self is already giving instructions to our legs, spine, arms etc on how to walk.  This is unconscious and its a bit hit and miss whether this goes well for us.  (We learned by imitating other people, who may not have benefited from Alexander’s discoveries and poise.)

Are you thinking about how to place your feet?  Are you thinking about what’s for food?  Are you thinking about the news?  Stop.  You can master your thoughts.  You can choose what you think about.  Here is a suggestion about what you can think which is conscious and constructive…

Keep walking and keep walking – around the room, in your garden, in the park – don’t stop walking for five minutes.  We are changing our thoughts and seeing if we can notice any change in our walking.

“I am walking tall and easy”.

What, if anything do you notice with this thought?

If you aren’t sure, keep walking and go back to your Normal walking… (just think “I am walking normally” your body will sort this out for you.  Did you notice anything change in that moment?

We can toggle between what is normal for us –  normal thought / and walk for us, AND having this thought guide us – “I am walking tall and easy”.  

When you choose your thoughts, you choose your inner-climate.  Choose well.

How did you get on with this?  I’d love to know if you are enjoying these daily thoughts and explorations.  Please email me on lucyascham@hotmail.com


Have fun with this.  Take yourself out of automatic, and get thinking consciously and constructively.

“Just for today, I am walking tall and easy.”

Written by Lucy Ascham, Body & Soul Energy Expert

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