Hello, my friends,
How does a free neck lead to happiness and harmony for dancers?
First the neck, releasing into length without effort Ah, it is easier to breathe…
And the head, so lightly poised on top, and free.
This combination of a free neck and lightly poised head, creates conditions for the back to release wide.
Continuing that widening out from the back through the arms into frame is a natural extension.
Noticing that your arms are connected through from your back rather than disparate objects hanging from your shoulders.
They are part of the Whole, part of finding balance and harmony with the spine.
As the neck is free and the head can swivel freely on the end of the neck, the whole system quiets.
As the nerves are quieter and less jumpy, the whole Self comes to a state of quiet
And in the quiet you are more sensitive and able to respond to your partner because You feel it more
You can feel it more because your own body is quieter and not distracting you.
Happiness feeling the freedom in your own neck,
Leading to harmonious expansion into frame.
Connecting with your partner and being quiet inside yourself,
So there is a blending yet maintaining your own form.
The body moves under the head and for this to happen, the neck must be free.
When your neck is very free, coordination, balance and control improve.
I love teaching dancers how to find this freedom.
Freedom of the head and neck are at the core of the Alexander Technique.
Moving in accord with the design of the body, finding freedom.
Happiness and harmony for dancers.
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