Why Body Economics
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things one can do for health and longevity. For many people it is a leisure and social activity. For creative professionals and artists, physical well-being is essential to the job they love and their life’s purpose.
Artists, craftsmen, architects and designers are often called upon to shape their thoughts and emotions into a tangible form by working with their hands and body. Creators often sit or stand for long periods of time, observing tiny details at close range, using fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects, spending extended periods of time looking for differences between colors, shades, and brightness, holding their hands steady while moving their arms, listening for sounds and recognizing the difference between them, and optimizing breathing and movement while being still and focused. Practicing their physical skills is indispensable for self-expression and production, and executing repetitive movements well is essential to guaranteeing a long creative career.
Body Economics recognizes the need for creative professionals to enjoy their work and long careers. For design lovers to live well alongside the objects they cherish. I founded Body Economics to help people connect, be well, and make well.
Egon Zippel, Artist
I teach how to identify the most useful resources for your body, to create self-reliance, and a sense of ease.
My approach is rooted in the Alexander Technique, and my background includes certification in the Ohashi Method, endurance sports, coaching athletes and the work as a business executive at iconic design brands. Based on years of scientific research and endorsements, the Alexander Technique in particular is a practical and reliable self-care educational process. It helps us recognize, prioritize and integrate reactive, habitual limitations in movement and thinking.
My sessions serve the needs of creative professionals, artists, and design lovers living ambitious, curated, contemporary urban lives. When you have a strong desire to succeed, you might often use physical shortcuts that are not rooted in natural movement principles. Your habits are in charge. Yet, there is a way to reach your objectives while honoring your body’s natural avenues of expression of movement. A way that integrates support and balance, and directs your own energy with efficiency and ease. You can learn skills that enhance lifelong wellbeing.