If we stop doing the wrong, the right is doing itself
Man has the potential to develop a harmonically functioning organism. An inseperable, powerful whole. There are however many things in our life which negatively effect this harmony.
The force of habit
By and by we establish destructive patterns which touch all aspects of our life. Alexander Technique helps us to perceive our pattern. And to stop.
Stimulus and reaction
We discover the impulse to react to a stimulus immediately and automatically...
…and learn to pause and reflect
Get to know the space between stimulus and reaction, to meet ourselves in the here and now.
..and come in contact with our non-doing. Meet our inborn lightness, our natural 'flow'.
„The quality we are looking for is non-doing. There is a fine line between over-doing and limpness, a fine line which achieves the desired tension like drawing a bow.”
Dilys Carrington, trained by F. M. Alexander
Unreliable sensory perception
Through the reflection we receive from the teacher we notice that our sensory perception is unreliable. Because of the familiarity of our habits, stereotypical, often unfavourable patterns of movement and behaviour feel right.
In this way we begin to give ourselves mental directions. With the help of the signposts provided by the teacher's hands and words we learn to explore our inborn “Map”. Everything is allowed to spread out in its natural direction. We open up.