Babies

baby-571137_640Best teachers, ever.

Miss Vivi, Extraordinary Guest Lecturer, will visit the OSU Alexander Technique studio today, providing students with the opportunity to observe ease-ful and glorious Use of Self.

She will, merely through being herself and exploring the world of the studio floor, demonstrate the second Alexander Technique ‘Law of Movement,’ as Barbara Conable terms it in her book, Learning the Alexander Technique:

II. In movement, when it’s free, the head leads and the body follows. More particularly, the head leads and the spine follows in sequence.’

The rest of us, to varying degrees, will demonstrate the first Law of Movement, as described by Barbara:

I. Habituated tensing of the muscles of the neck results in a predictable and inevitable tensing of the whole body. Release out of the tensing in the whole must begin with release in the muscles in the neck.

May you find yourself at ease today, practicing non-interference with your inherent balance and support. It’s available to all of us with a return to our beginnings—-

 

                                                                             

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Babies

  1. Mangala November 23, 2019 / 5:20 pm

    Himmelsrichtungen (literally directions of the sky/heavens):
    It is great working with them, as it takes you out and up (or into the depths) and makes you aware of the universe in a different than the more focused every-day way.
    Like a Mandala or a complex pattern into which you can enter (like visualizations of the Mandelbrot set). Or a patchwork quilt. Or the human body itself.

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    • alexandertechnique2016 November 24, 2019 / 2:07 pm

      ‘Himmelsrichtungen’ is being added to my Alexander Technique teaching vocabulary, along with ‘brustkorb’ (chest basket), introduced to me by an OSU student from Germany. Thank you—-

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