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Why are the orders of movements changing (all the time)?

Why are the orders of movements changing (all the times)? Recently, Student “I.” renewed her lessons after a year without contact with me. She found that I requested her to change a series of orders of movement I had given her to project previously in an activity of readjustment designated to assume [...]

Workshop Resume: Working to principle (ATI 2019)

Download to read the PDF 1. Working to principle when faced with the unusual and the unexpected This paper aims to show how "conscious control", that is, control by guiding our mind with a series of verbal & rational instructions makes it possible to meet the requirement of a [...]

By |2019-11-18T16:51:16+01:00November 13th, 2019|Conscious Guidance & Control, Lesson of conscious Self-Guidance, Reasoning with models, Workshop|Comments Off on Workshop Resume: Working to principle (ATI 2019)

What is dexterity?

This series of questions was asked via email, after a third lesson, by a new pupil who is not a teacher (nor a student of a training center) of the modern Alexander technique. You could say he is a "lay person", a person who does not have specialised or professional knowledge in the subject. [...]

By |2019-11-11T17:38:15+01:00November 11th, 2019|Question & Answers, Reasoning with models|1 Comment

20190321_Q&A_What is the link between self-regulation and self-preservation

Q1. Mh.  You said "Self-speech is central to both self regulation and self preservation", I don't understand the link between these two. A1. Before explaining the link Alexander described between the two concepts, it is important to start by defining the first one, the less well known of the two [...]

By |2019-03-23T09:56:19+01:00March 22nd, 2019|Question & Answers, Thinking with words|0 Comments

Q&A_Is it normal to feel discomfort in controlling directly the muscles of the abdominal wall?

Q1. I've been practicing adjusting my [movements] organization throughout the day and have been experiencing some resulting sensation in my abdomen which feels a little uncomfortable. Is this normal? Maybe I'm just not used to having my abdomen pulled back? A1. Is it normal to feel a little uncomfortable? If your [...]

By |2019-03-14T22:17:23+01:00March 13th, 2019|Question & Answers, Reasoning with models|Comments Off on Q&A_Is it normal to feel discomfort in controlling directly the muscles of the abdominal wall?

A look at Insomnia

I used to be a student of the modern AT for two years in the past. Insomnia was and still is a problem that affected me. Even though modern AT didn't really help me a lot, it still seems to be suitable for the treatment of insomnia. However, I have my doubts. I recently discovered [...]