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Alexander Technique teachers routinely talk about directing your back to be back and up. Some Alexander teachers prefer the direction: torso back and up. Either way, letting your back to go back and up includes your neck, as well as your upper, middle and lower back.
If your lower back is going back and up, your […]
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When you see the word exercise, do you imagine exercises like lifting weights, jogging, or calisthenics?
Those exercises increase strength and endurance, and you can use the Alexander Technique as you do them, but Alexander Technique exercises have different goals.
Alexander Technique exercises reduce stress and tension, rather than increase it.
“No pain—Only gain.”
Alexander Technique exercises require a […]
Don’t just do something, sit there.
Alexander Technique exercises are almost anti-exercises, because Alexander Technique exercises reduce tension, rather than increase it. Reducing extra muscular effort is the exercise.
For instance, notice any tension in your neck.
Let it go.
Release the excess neck tension again, and your head will rotate forward, and come up.
While your head is leading your spine up, think of […]