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How to stand upright advantageously (w/movie)

how to stand upright advantageously

The advantageous way to stand upright Today I will explain really basic staff. It’s how to stand upright. You may think it’s too simple to review it. Well, it’s worth to review it, because most people are not doing this simple thing, standing upright advantageously. I will explain this simple and basic staff by dividing…

The backstage of “Fixing head forward posture nice and easy way”

I just take a log of the discussion in the facebook group called “Alexander Technique Global” about my youtube movie “Fixing head forward posture nice and easy way”. Teaching something has always risks like they do it with the way different from the way they are taught. What I seek is the suggestions which help…

Fixing “forward head posture” NICE & EASY way (w/movie)

Here is the movie.     I will show you how we fix forward head posture nice and easy way. I made a YouTube movie for it, and that’s above. Forward head posture is not good. It is not good looking but also leads soar neck or neck pain if you keep this potision for…

Chair Exercise (w/Movie)

Self exercise of standing up and sitting down Usually in Alexander Technique lesson, we call “chair work”, and a teacher will help a pupil to stand up from sitting position and to sitting down from standing position with hands on. I do it in my lesson, too. But, what I introduce today is not a…

Holding vs Placing

There is possible alternative word for “posture”. That is “placing”, and it means “place the body like an object (a relatively slender object)”. This is the word I use for carrying out an advantageous condition of supporting the body. Actually this is a key technique for my AT lesson. Many people are holding their body…

The pelvis and the hip joint : another primary control?

I keep studying about the pelvis and the hip joint. I like to introduce my version of its explanation from mainly kinesiological point of view. The pelvis angle affects the head/neck relationship. This means that we won’t accomplish the best practice of the primary control if we leave the disadvantageous pelvis angle. One reason is…

To be “Zone”

I read Roy Palmer’s book “Zone mind, zone body” some years ago, and I remember that it is nice book with description of many examples.  I guess that “psycho-physical unity” in the AT sense is description of characteristics of what we are, and “zone” is a partcular state of mind which has poise even when…

Independence of body from mind

I like to argue that independence of body from mind is not so bad.   It is good to remind body and mind have strong connection by saying “psycho-physical unity”. But, I think it is not practical enough. What’s wrong with thinking like: our mind and body give strong influence each other, but we can…

Attention to the neck causes it to tighten up

There is a question “If I have tension in my shoulder or hips, I can bring attention them and release them. But, with my neck, the opposite occurs. Bringing attention to my neck causes it to tighten up.” The following is my answer. How about, not paying attention directly to the neck, but shifting attention…

Move air – intention of breathing

It probably won’t work well to try to move the diaphragm for breathing. I mean that a person will feel uneasy to breath with this way. The diaphragm is a muscle. It is disadvantageous way to try to move or use muscles. We tend to give excess muscle contraction than needed with this intention. We…