Posts tagged as 'direction'

The Skill of Conscious Attention

The Skill of Conscious Attention

So, whether it is conscious or unconscious, you are directing all the time. In the absence of conscious direction, you will direct unconsciously, and this means that the moment you become unconscious your muscles will contract again. We can’t just direct here and there and expect it to work for us; we have to learn to sustain direction because our old direction is always fighting to come through….

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Alexander Technique: A Field, Not a Method

Alexander Technique: A Field, Not a Method

We often speak of our work as a set of principles that can be applied to the use of ourselves in any activity, all working around the concept of the primary control. But describing our what we do in these terms, while useful up to a point, has greatly limited the scope and purpose of our work, which is based on key discoveries that go far beyond the practice of principles…

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