Hello my friends,
I wanted to share an example from my group class and connect the dots between Alexander Technique and doing what you love; Dance, for one 🙂 .
Ostensibly, this week’s class was about learning to sit comfortably in chairs with good posture, but in truth, it was about learning to free the body and balance the head, neck and legs in movement.
Someone was having trouble; class ended and she stayed a bit to chat.
Her problem was, when I’d comment, “Yes!” as she was moving well, she didn’t understand what her body was doing differently. She couldn’t feel it, and she didn’t know how to find out.
So I showed her on myself.
She nodded, a light in her eyes.
After all, sitting in a chair is just an interrupted squat if you think about it,
and variations of this coordination come into play in everything from golf to skiing to staying vertical in dance as you release your legs.
The key is freedom and balance in the head, neck and back as you move with your legs.
Call it squatting.
Call it sitting in a chair.
Call it releasing into your legs as you dance while still being vertical, without tension.
I teach dancers – I teach everyone – how to let go of tension and move with ease.
You can free your body to soar! Take that freedom and dance! Take it and coordinate your back and legs in golf. Do what you love! It’s efficient. It’s graceful. It’s easier on the body. It looks good. It feels even better.
I’m happy to talk with you, contact me!