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« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2015, 11:25:18 PM »

That is why I was so lucky when Bill Irvine introduced me to the Alexander Technique.  It was the best thing that ever happened.  It saved my body.  Also the book "The Thinking Body" by Mabel Todd. 

Ah, the power of relaxation!  Lucky you.,
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« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2015, 02:33:40 AM »

That is why I was so lucky when Bill Irvine introduced me to the Alexander Technique.  It was the best thing that ever happened.  It saved my body.  Also the book "The Thinking Body" by Mabel Todd. 

Ah, the power of relaxation!  Lucky you.,

Actually yes, I was very lucky.  I've said that often.  I used to be an Equestrian.  I, unknowingly, used The Alexander Technique when doing Dressage, Saddle Seat Equitation and even just in general having a day out.  I didn't realize quite what I'd been doing in order to communicate with the horse.  I was dropping my energy (weight) through my sits bones, into the spine of the horse.  Then he was communicating his energy upwards through my front of my body and out the top of my head simultaneously.  My shift of weight and energy could slow him down or speed him up also. 

Once I became aware that what I had done through instinct at first and later through training both as a rider and as a dancer was aligned in the same use of energy I began to move more easily and with breath.

The increas in breat also creates an increase in energy.  The silent "Ah..."
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