"Use of the Self" - a puzzle?



  Author: Janette Costin
  Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012

Alexander teachers are familiar with the term "use of the self".  When a person looks puzzled it is a reminder that this could be an uncommon description of how thoughts and actions determine the way the body works.  Is the puzzled look remaining?  Perhaps.  Another way of thinking about the use of the self is asking how co-ordinated are we?  Is the muscular system working in a coordinated and supportive way to let the breathing happen with fullness and free movement of the ribs? or are there parts holding back and compressing the action.  

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Alexander Technique in Action



  Author: Janette Costin
  Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hello, the Alexander Technique - a mystery for some and a satisfying learning experience for others. 

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