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What is the Alexander Technique? (Movie)

I explain what the Alexander Technique is in this YouTube movie. Actually, this is based on my unique interpretation of the AT, but it will be more effective to understand in this way. How we should be is like “the pole” in this movie.

Effective way of intention for our advantageous use (Part 2)

Paul Norikazu Aoki Miwaza Lesson 3-5-5 Ebisu, Shibuyaku, Tokyo, 150-0013 Japan Email: paulaoki@alexlesson.com Feb 1st, 2018 3. Manage multiple objectives with adequate allocation of intentions. Multiple tasks and multiple objectives There could be multiple tasks (or actions) in an activity. We usually move some different parts of the body for a single activity. In playing…

Effective way of intention for our advantageous use (Part 1)

Paul Norikazu Aoki Miwaza Lesson 3-5-5 Ebisu, Shibuyaku, Tokyo, 150-0013 Japan Email: paulaoki@alexlesson.com Feb 1st, 2018 AbstractThere seems to be a general principle in our way of intention for avoiding excess muscle tension. It is to intend to carry out the original objective of an action when we are in action, and think as if…

An Advantageous Way of Using Our Body

An Advantageous Way of Using Our Body(PDF, for download) An Advantageous Way of Using Our Body Introducing A Hypothetical Idea of Voluntary Postural Control for Better Movement and Performance Paul Norikazu Aoki Miwaza Lesson 3-5-5 Ebisu, Shibuyaku, Tokyo, 150-0013 Japan Email: paulaoki@alexlesson.com April 29, 2015 (Revised[1])   1. Introduction When describing the body movements of…

What is the AT?

Many teachers and trainees may have difficulty of explaining the Alexander Technique. I think that this difficulty originally comes from the lack of understanding of its mechanism. I had had difficulty to explain this work to other people, but these days I feel easier to explain. Let me show my way of explanation these days….

The reasons for our thinking of the head and support

The reasons for our thinking of the head First, I describe here that the reasons why we had better think of our head while we move. Thinking of the head helps us to place the center of gravity of the body at the adequate position and to render the moment of force of the body…

What is the primary control? – A hypothesis of its mechanism

*PDF of this post for download  There are some views about the primary control, and the representative one is as following: the primary control is a control to attain “the particular relationship of the head-neck-back”, and by attaining this condition we will be able to balance our body well and certain reflexes of the body…