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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…

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…

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…

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…