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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…

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…

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…