Blog of the Week: Alexander Technique Positions

Originally posted by Mark Josefsberg on December 16, 2013 at

Today I worked with an older gentlemen who was extremely responsive. It was his first lesson and to his surprise and delight, he kept “moving up” throughout the entire time. Once, after I removed my hands from his head/neck, he smiled and said “I could stay in this position forever!”

That’s was my cue to go into my “There are no right positions; only right principles” routine, but this time I didn’t. (In Alexander Technique terms, I inhibited.)  It was a teaching moment; for me. I didn’t assume my usual Alexander Technique position. I wised up; hopefully, once and for owl.

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