Blog of the Week: Even More So

Originally published on July 30, 2013 by Karen Evans

at ashbyalexandertechnique.wordpress.com

How do you measure progress as a student of the Alexander Technique?   In a previous post I mentioned the moving dot.  But it’s long overdue time for another sort of measurement.

So let me unroll a scenario:-

A new student begins Alexander lessons.  The teacher introduces a big, central Alexander idea, it could well be ‘stopping unnecessary muscle tension’(*) .  The student is perplexed, but they keep thinking about it.  The teacher does more hands-on work, over a few more lessons.  Then the student has a lightning flash of understanding:-

“That’s what stopping unnecessary muscle tension is!!!!”

Happy teacher, happy student.

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