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Difference between my method and the Alexander Technique

For reference, I list up the difference between the ‘ordinary’ AT and my method. My method is against following ordinary AT ideas: If we just inhibit habitual tension(non-doing), we will be in ideal state. Every functions go well if we adjust “primary control” adequately (head-neck relationship or head-neck-torso relationship). There is no advantageous posture. (There…

[movies] Theory and Method – Advantageous Use of the Body

Why do we tense our body?

It’s about the theory and method of my original approach. I have uploaded the video series on YouTube. It’s about my theory and method for our advantageous use of the body. It is my original method, but it’s modified from the AT. I have been teaching the AT for 10+ years. I kept asking to…

A test for your arm use (movie)

A test for your arm use

Check your arm use with this test! Not just test, but I am also introducing good exercise for adjusting your arm use to the better one. I am talking about the way of our intention for adjust our use. Our brain is concerned with it. It’s a very important principle. Check this out.

Can you hang your arms? (movie)

Can you hang your arms?

Can you do that? Only 10% of people can do it. If you can’t, your use of the arms is disadvantage. It’s better for you to adjust your use. I am introducing the exercise for our advantageous arm movement. Check this out!

Shouldn’t we try to gain end?

“End-gaining” idea in the Alexander technique I made my comments in a post of a facebook group about “end-gaining”. A person solved his/her problem of making excess tension in playing a violin. He/she made excess tension even when he/she brought up a violine. To solve it, he/she tried to think like “not even think of…

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…

The suboccipital muscles, a point of leverage?

There is discussion in the facebook group, Alexander Technique Global, about the suboccipital muscles, whether they function like a point of leverage or not. It means that if the suboccipial muscles are somewhat released, we are able to make more coordinated movement, i.e., we use all of the body and functions well. I don’t think…

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…

What makes the head up?

What makes our head up?

An image of “the head up” If we pull a rope (right in the above diagram), the top of a pole moves up in rotation. Our head moves up like this kind of scheme. “Up” is generated by mainly the muscles in the back, working together with the muscles in front. The head actually moves…

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…