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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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« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2015, 11:57:56 PM »

I love those silent Ah Moments. I am trying to use my feet better. I think sometimes I skim them too much rather that using my body weight to keep them better connected with the floor. It is not using the full count. I was told recently to lower with value Cheesy. I could drop to quickly rather than squeezing the juice from the orange Tongue
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« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2015, 04:14:30 PM »

That all sounds like a lot of work QPO.   Tongue
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« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2015, 05:49:11 AM »

That all sounds like a lot of work QPO.   Tongue

yes thank goodness oranges are cheap Cheesy
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« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2015, 12:15:57 PM »

That does sound like a lot of work QPO even if oranges are cheap. Why would you want to work that hard?

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« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2015, 09:04:24 AM »

That does sound like a lot of work QPO even if oranges are cheap. Why would you want to work that hard?

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because I am not using the lowering action using up all the time, sometimes we are lowering too quickly. one of our coaches says lower with value, he used the analogy to pretend you are squeezing juice from an orange rather than smashing it to get out the juice. Tongue
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« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2015, 03:14:16 PM »

Still begs the question, why are you working so hard?   Kiss

How do you define lowering? What actions are you doing to lower?
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« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2015, 09:00:58 AM »

Still begs the question, why are you working so hard?   Kiss

How do you define lowering? What actions are you doing to lower?

not sure why we are working so hard. good question.

Never really thought about it so deeply. The action hmmmm I am following the man, if he rises I rise if he lowers I lower.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2015, 04:04:47 AM »

My mother and my teacher always told me to never follow a man as it would only lead to trouble. I have a feeling they were both right. My teacher told me to respond to a man however never follow him. The better you get the faster you should lower and the slower it will look and feel.

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« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2015, 09:37:10 AM »

My mother and my teacher always told me to never follow a man as it would only lead to trouble. I have a feeling they were both right. My teacher told me to respond to a man however never follow him. The better you get the faster you should lower and the slower it will look and feel.

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very profound and make good sense.  Shocked
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« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2015, 12:25:28 AM »

My mother and my teacher always told me to never follow a man as it would only lead to trouble. I have a feeling they were both right. My teacher told me to respond to a man however never follow him. The better you get the faster you should lower and the slower it will look and feel.

DSV
very profound and make good sense.  Shocked

Yes, I was just working with a Lady student on this exact thing this evening. I put it as the man initiates the movement and the Lady follows through. I remember hearing the phrase ...'Commence.... Continue... Complete ' a lot.
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