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A bearded dragon, perfectly coordinated, with nose and eyes leading the whole body forward, upward; the hands fully opened with fingers extended in a secure grasp on the tree trunk, the oppositional forces of gravity propelling it towards its target with natural strength and ease.
Lessons are shaped by individual needs, and guided by each person’s interests. In each lesson, you will build a more anatomically accurate body map while learning to recognise habitual patterns of movement that may not be serving you so well. You will learn how to stop doing things in unhelpful ways and introduce changes to your functional use of your whole self. As you begin to integrate what you are learning, you’ll find yourself naturally moving with more ease, and performing better, with results filtering into all areas of your life.
In an Alexander lesson, we observe your functional posture as you move in order to determine the underlying ideas you have about movement.
Using guiding hands and vocal instruction, we often begin our work with common everyday movements such as standing, sitting, and walking, and we begin to improve the accuracy of your body map.
Let’s consider what we know and understand about the workings of a car, for example, or a bicycle, or a laptop, the more you know about it and how it’s designed to function, the greater facility you have with using it well. The same can be applied to the use of your whole self. The more accurate your proprioceptive awareness, the greater your facility with moving and functioning with balance and ease – the way we’re designed, the way nature intended.
So in each lesson, through anatomical education and practical repetition, we are actually retraining the brain by intervening in how we’ve always responded to life as it comes at us, but on autopilot, and instead, we begin to consciously and mindfully explore new ways that promote more freedom and more ease.
Over a course of lessons, as your nervous system calms and these new ways become integrated throughout your whole self, people find that their experience of pain is reduced, their mobility is enhanced, and wellbeing improves.
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