TAG Thoughts

Chosen movement may not be the best one

There are many movement solutions in one activity. People choose one movement out of many movement solutions to complete the activitiy. The context of the activity still affords multiple movement patterns, and this mean the chosen movement pattern is not always the most advantageous movement (i.e., minimum muscular effort, no wasted movement). This comes from…

Why “Posture” won’t help?

Just positional change won’t give us good result, but less muscle contraction or adequate recruiting of the muscles will. This is through teaching experience. In kinesiology there is a term ‘postural control’, and it includes both its position of the body and muscular activity for supporting the body. However, people will think of just position…

The more we know, the more we feel ease

There is a therapy called Focusing. This could be good in psychotherapy, but I think that this won’t help movement problem very much. It may help, but it probably takes more time. The AT lessons will help better. Most of the senses (especially inner senses) are vague and unclear as the introduction page of Focusing…

“Non-doing” direction is for higher bone mass?

http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/do-our-bones-influence-our-minds This article is interesting, although we don’t yet know whether it is applicable to human-being. Higher bone mass may affect better mind state. Anyway, we already know higher bone mass is better for our health, and the key for it is how well we use the bones. I have a thought on this. Doing…

Why is “think of the whole body” effective?

One of the recommended processes in the AT is “to think of the whole body” or “think of the self as a whole”. When we move with this intention, somehow we can move easier and lighter. Performance with this intention will be better like fluent, integrated, or well co-ordinated. We empirically know that this intention…

Weightless or not

Again, I had discussion about “weightless” with an AT teacher in Facebook.   An AT teacher says “To be weightless then means to somehow be free of this downwards-acting force.” Then the teacher says “both of the weightlessness boxes – a net zero equilibrium force, and no preferential strains” as conditions of weightless. It will…

Bone or Tension

I had discussion with an AT teacher in Facebook, and I like to share here.  We should study more about the alignment of bones (the relation between compression or the compressed members). How we align bones and whole body is an important question we ask.  An AT teacher said “pupils should stack their bones properly…

Is our reflex system perfect? One more

It seems to me that some AT teachers trust the nature or natural function of our body. They seem to have a belief that it works perfectly for our life unless we disturb it.  It is actually marvelous if we know our homeostasis, metabolism, and immune system. They are really helpful for us and moreover…

The bottle neck of the problem

Startle response definitely relates to the pull of our head and the tension in the neck. The point I want to make is that this pattern of the muscle contraction in the neck and pulling the head back and down is the same as the pattern which a person hold their body (including the head)…

Is our reflex system perfect? Again.

Reflex is an action which we cannot consciously stop. There are many reflexes in our body, but we have not yet found any reflexes or functions that the particular relationship of the head and neck can lead other reflexes or govern other reflexes so that we become in good balance or we move well with…