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This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Clarinet Technique, is published on this website in a PDF format. It is very detailed and practical, and it will give you the physical tools you need to take the limits off of your ability to create the accurate clarinet technique you want without sacrificing your body.
This ebook is also for sale on all AMAZON websites in a KINDLE format.
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. (MOVEMENT THERAPY)

I live in an apartment complex on the ground floor with an apartment above me. There have been four different tenets above me.

So, here I am, an Alexander Technique teacher, and I just realized that there was an article to be written on how these people walked around above me. (My ceiling is not soundproof or insulated.)

Two of the tenets above me were either really heavy or simply inconsiderate. But, in two of the cases, the people who have lived above me were not big people and were really thoughtful about not making too much noise.

So, what is this article about?

It is about the fact that when walking, almost ALL people stomp.

It finally dawned on me even more profoundly, with the stomping coming through the ceiling, that nearly all people walk heavy, and that they beat up their bodies the way they walk. (We’re not talking running here, where most people obviously ruin their knees and hips the way they run.)

It is my job as an Alexander Technique teacher to teach clients to do all of their daily activities, specialized or mundane, in a way that they do NOT harm themselves.

So, here I am, having lived below four different sets of people, and they ALL stomped around. No wonder that by the time they get old, they will have bad knees, bad hips, and stooped over posture.

Why do I feel there is this essay in my apartment experience as an Alexander Technique teacher. We Alexander teachers work with clients with bad posture who walk badly all of the time. But, there has been something very profound about REALLY HEARING foot steps reverberate through my apartment.

IT HAS MADE ME SUPREMELY AWARE OF HOW HEAVY PEOPLE WALK AND MOVE.

This is totally unnecessary, because an Alexander Technique teacher can teach any client how to walk, run, and move without creating joint compression.

The Alexander Technique teacher teaches clients to be completely vertical in walking, and to use their legs and knees in a forward way of movement and not a falling down way of walking.

Why do people walk falling down? There are two main reasons.

The first is that when we’re walking, we’re so focused on where we’re going, that we’re literally being pulled leaning forward off balance on the way to the goal. The second is most therapists and most walking articles describe walking as falling forward, and placing a foot to fall down onto just before we fall over.

THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE TEACHES YOU TO WALK OR RUN WITHOUT FALLING DOWN!

So, walk or run to a Certified Alexander Technique teacher, but try not to do any more damage to your body before the Alexander Technique teachers shows you how to walk and run and move without wear and tear.

 

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This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Clarinet Technique, is published on this website in a PDF format. It is very detailed and practical, and it will give you the physical tools you need to take the limits off of your ability to create the accurate clarinet technique you want without sacrificing your body.
This ebook is also for sale on all AMAZON websites in a KINDLE format.
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. (MOVEMENT THERAPY)

I live in an apartment complex on the ground floor with an apartment above me. There have been four different tenets above me.

So, here I am, an Alexander Technique teacher, and I just realized that there was an article to be written on how these people walked around above me. (My ceiling is not soundproof or insulated.)

Two of the tenets above me were either really heavy or simply inconsiderate. But, in two of the cases, the people who have lived above me were not big people and were really thoughtful about not making too much noise.

So, what is this article about?

It is about the fact that when walking, almost ALL people stomp.

It finally dawned on me even more profoundly, with the stomping coming through the ceiling, that nearly all people walk heavy, and that they beat up their bodies the way they walk. (We’re not talking running here, where most people obviously ruin their knees and hips the way they run.)

It is my job as an Alexander Technique teacher to teach clients to do all of their daily activities, specialized or mundane, in a way that they do NOT harm themselves.

So, here I am, having lived below four different sets of people, and they ALL stomped around. No wonder that by the time they get old, they will have bad knees, bad hips, and stooped over posture.

Why do I feel there is this essay in my apartment experience as an Alexander Technique teacher. We Alexander teachers work with clients with bad posture who walk badly all of the time. But, there has been something very profound about REALLY HEARING foot steps reverberate through my apartment.

IT HAS MADE ME SUPREMELY AWARE OF HOW HEAVY PEOPLE WALK AND MOVE.

This is totally unnecessary, because an Alexander Technique teacher can teach any client how to walk, run, and move without creating joint compression.

The Alexander Technique teacher teaches clients to be completely vertical in walking, and to use their legs and knees in a forward way of movement and not a falling down way of walking.

Why do people walk falling down? There are two main reasons.

The first is that when we’re walking, we’re so focused on where we’re going, that we’re literally being pulled leaning forward off balance on the way to the goal. The second is most therapists and most walking articles describe walking as falling forward, and placing a foot to fall down onto just before we fall over.

THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE TEACHES YOU TO WALK OR RUN WITHOUT FALLING DOWN!

So, walk or run to a Certified Alexander Technique teacher, but try not to do any more damage to your body before the Alexander Technique teachers shows you how to walk and run and move without wear and tear.

 

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This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to English Horn Technique, is published on this website in a PDF format. It is very detailed and practical, and it will give you the physical tools you need to take the limits off of your ability to create the accurate horn technique you want without sacrificing your body.
This ebook is also for sale on all AMAZON websites in a KINDLE format.
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. (MOVEMENT THERAPY)

I live in an apartment complex on the ground floor with an apartment above me. There have been four different tenets above me.

So, here I am, an Alexander Technique teacher, and I just realized that there was an article to be written on how these people walked around above me. (My ceiling is not soundproof or insulated.)

Two of the tenets above me were either really heavy or simply inconsiderate. But, in two of the cases, the people who have lived above me were not big people and were really thoughtful about not making too much noise.

So, what is this article about?

It is about the fact that when walking, almost ALL people stomp.

It finally dawned on me even more profoundly, with the stomping coming through the ceiling, that nearly all people walk heavy, and that they beat up their bodies the way they walk. (We’re not talking running here, where most people obviously ruin their knees and hips the way they run.)

It is my job as an Alexander Technique teacher to teach clients to do all of their daily activities, specialized or mundane, in a way that they do NOT harm themselves.

So, here I am, having lived below four different sets of people, and they ALL stomped around. No wonder that by the time they get old, they will have bad knees, bad hips, and stooped over posture.

Why do I feel there is this essay in my apartment experience as an Alexander Technique teacher. We Alexander teachers work with clients with bad posture who walk badly all of the time. But, there has been something very profound about REALLY HEARING foot steps reverberate through my apartment.

IT HAS MADE ME SUPREMELY AWARE OF HOW HEAVY PEOPLE WALK AND MOVE.

This is totally unnecessary, because an Alexander Technique teacher can teach any client how to walk, run, and move without creating joint compression.

The Alexander Technique teacher teaches clients to be completely vertical in walking, and to use their legs and knees in a forward way of movement and not a falling down way of walking.

Why do people walk falling down? There are two main reasons.

The first is that when we’re walking, we’re so focused on where we’re going, that we’re literally being pulled leaning forward off balance on the way to the goal. The second is most therapists and most walking articles describe walking as falling forward, and placing a foot to fall down onto just before we fall over.

THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE TEACHES YOU TO WALK OR RUN WITHOUT FALLING DOWN!

So, walk or run to a Certified Alexander Technique teacher, but try not to do any more damage to your body before the Alexander Technique teachers shows you how to walk and run and move without wear and tear.

 

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This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to French Horn Technique, is published on this website in a PDF format. It is very detailed and practical, and it will give you the physical tools you need to take the limits off of your ability to create the accurate horn technique you want without sacrificing your body.
This ebook is also for sale on all AMAZON websites in a KINDLE format.
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. (MOVEMENT THERAPY)

I live in an apartment complex on the ground floor with an apartment above me. There have been four different tenets above me.

So, here I am, an Alexander Technique teacher, and I just realized that there was an article to be written on how these people walked around above me. (My ceiling is not soundproof or insulated.)

Two of the tenets above me were either really heavy or simply inconsiderate. But, in two of the cases, the people who have lived above me were not big people and were really thoughtful about not making too much noise.

So, what is this article about?

It is about the fact that when walking, almost ALL people stomp.

It finally dawned on me even more profoundly, with the stomping coming through the ceiling, that nearly all people walk heavy, and that they beat up their bodies the way they walk. (We’re not talking running here, where most people obviously ruin their knees and hips the way they run.)

It is my job as an Alexander Technique teacher to teach clients to do all of their daily activities, specialized or mundane, in a way that they do NOT harm themselves.

So, here I am, having lived below four different sets of people, and they ALL stomped around. No wonder that by the time they get old, they will have bad knees, bad hips, and stooped over posture.

Why do I feel there is this essay in my apartment experience as an Alexander Technique teacher. We Alexander teachers work with clients with bad posture who walk badly all of the time. But, there has been something very profound about REALLY HEARING foot steps reverberate through my apartment.

IT HAS MADE ME SUPREMELY AWARE OF HOW HEAVY PEOPLE WALK AND MOVE.

This is totally unnecessary, because an Alexander Technique teacher can teach any client how to walk, run, and move without creating joint compression.

The Alexander Technique teacher teaches clients to be completely vertical in walking, and to use their legs and knees in a forward way of movement and not a falling down way of walking.

Why do people walk falling down? There are two main reasons.

The first is that when we’re walking, we’re so focused on where we’re going, that we’re literally being pulled leaning forward off balance on the way to the goal. The second is most therapists and most walking articles describe walking as falling forward, and placing a foot to fall down onto just before we fall over.

THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE TEACHES YOU TO WALK OR RUN WITHOUT FALLING DOWN!

So, walk or run to a Certified Alexander Technique teacher, but try not to do any more damage to your body before the Alexander Technique teachers shows you how to walk and run and move without wear and tear.

 

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This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Viola da Gamba (Viol) Technique, is published on this website in a PDF format. It is very detailed and practical, and it will give you the physical tools you need to take the limits off of your ability to create the accurate viol technique you want without sacrificing your body.
This ebook is also for sale on all AMAZON websites in a KINDLE format.
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. (MOVEMENT THERAPY)

I live in an apartment complex on the ground floor with an apartment above me. There have been four different tenets above me.

So, here I am, an Alexander Technique teacher, and I just realized that there was an article to be written on how these people walked around above me. (My ceiling is not soundproof or insulated.)

Two of the tenets above me were either really heavy or simply inconsiderate. But, in two of the cases, the people who have lived above me were not big people and were really thoughtful about not making too much noise.

So, what is this article about?

It is about the fact that when walking, almost ALL people stomp.

It finally dawned on me even more profoundly, with the stomping coming through the ceiling, that nearly all people walk heavy, and that they beat up their bodies the way they walk. (We’re not talking running here, where most people obviously ruin their knees and hips the way they run.)

It is my job as an Alexander Technique teacher to teach clients to do all of their daily activities, specialized or mundane, in a way that they do NOT harm themselves.

So, here I am, having lived below four different sets of people, and they ALL stomped around. No wonder that by the time they get old, they will have bad knees, bad hips, and stooped over posture.

Why do I feel there is this essay in my apartment experience as an Alexander Technique teacher. We Alexander teachers work with clients with bad posture who walk badly all of the time. But, there has been something very profound about REALLY HEARING foot steps reverberate through my apartment.

IT HAS MADE ME SUPREMELY AWARE OF HOW HEAVY PEOPLE WALK AND MOVE.

This is totally unnecessary, because an Alexander Technique teacher can teach any client how to walk, run, and move without creating joint compression.

The Alexander Technique teacher teaches clients to be completely vertical in walking, and to use their legs and knees in a forward way of movement and not a falling down way of walking.

Why do people walk falling down? There are two main reasons.

The first is that when we’re walking, we’re so focused on where we’re going, that we’re literally being pulled leaning forward off balance on the way to the goal. The second is most therapists and most walking articles describe walking as falling forward, and placing a foot to fall down onto just before we fall over.

THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE TEACHES YOU TO WALK OR RUN WITHOUT FALLING DOWN!

So, walk or run to a Certified Alexander Technique teacher, but try not to do any more damage to your body before the Alexander Technique teachers shows you how to walk and run and move without wear and tear.

 

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This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Double Bass Technique, is published on this website in a PDF format. It is very detailed and practical, and it will give you the physical tools you need to take the limits off of your ability to create the accurate bass technique you want without sacrificing your body.
This ebook is also for sale on all AMAZON websites in a KINDLE format.
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. (MOVEMENT THERAPY)

I live in an apartment complex on the ground floor with an apartment above me. There have been four different tenets above me.

So, here I am, an Alexander Technique teacher, and I just realized that there was an article to be written on how these people walked around above me. (My ceiling is not soundproof or insulated.)

Two of the tenets above me were either really heavy or simply inconsiderate. But, in two of the cases, the people who have lived above me were not big people and were really thoughtful about not making too much noise.

So, what is this article about?

It is about the fact that when walking, almost ALL people stomp.

It finally dawned on me even more profoundly, with the stomping coming through the ceiling, that nearly all people walk heavy, and that they beat up their bodies the way they walk. (We’re not talking running here, where most people obviously ruin their knees and hips the way they run.)

It is my job as an Alexander Technique teacher to teach clients to do all of their daily activities, specialized or mundane, in a way that they do NOT harm themselves.

So, here I am, having lived below four different sets of people, and they ALL stomped around. No wonder that by the time they get old, they will have bad knees, bad hips, and stooped over posture.

Why do I feel there is this essay in my apartment experience as an Alexander Technique teacher. We Alexander teachers work with clients with bad posture who walk badly all of the time. But, there has been something very profound about REALLY HEARING foot steps reverberate through my apartment.

IT HAS MADE ME SUPREMELY AWARE OF HOW HEAVY PEOPLE WALK AND MOVE.

This is totally unnecessary, because an Alexander Technique teacher can teach any client how to walk, run, and move without creating joint compression.

The Alexander Technique teacher teaches clients to be completely vertical in walking, and to use their legs and knees in a forward way of movement and not a falling down way of walking.

Why do people walk falling down? There are two main reasons.

The first is that when we’re walking, we’re so focused on where we’re going, that we’re literally being pulled leaning forward off balance on the way to the goal. The second is most therapists and most walking articles describe walking as falling forward, and placing a foot to fall down onto just before we fall over.

THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE TEACHES YOU TO WALK OR RUN WITHOUT FALLING DOWN!

So, walk or run to a Certified Alexander Technique teacher, but try not to do any more damage to your body before the Alexander Technique teachers shows you how to walk and run and move without wear and tear.

 

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This ebook, An Alexander Technique and Triceps Approach to Organ Technique, is published on this website in a PDF format. It is very detailed and practical, and it will give you the physical tools you need to take the limits off of your ability to create the accurate organ technique you want without sacrificing your body.
This ebook is also for sale on all AMAZON websites in a KINDLE format.
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. (MOVEMENT THERAPY)

When I was practicing the guitar daily to become a concert guitarist, I never took a day off. The implication was that if I missed a day, somehow I’d go backwards in how well I played.

This was insane!

Athletes training for competitions train hard, but they always build in days off to give their muscles a chance to recuperate and strengthen. (I’m reminded of the guys who work out too hard EVERY day in the gym and never get any bigger or any stronger.)

Rarely have I met a dedicated musical performer who takes time off to let his or her muscles recuperate and strengthen and increase performing stamina.

THE LEARNING AND CONDITIONING TAKES PLACE IN A SPECIALIZED ACTIVITY WHERE THE PERFORMER OR ATHLETE IS PRACTICING AND TRAINING HARD DAILY, WHEN THE PERFORMER OR ATHLETE IS NOT DOING THE ACTIVITY; ESPECIALLY IF HE OR SHE IS MAKING CHANGES TO THEIR TECHNIQUE AND/OR MENTAL APPROACH TO THE ACTIVITY.

When you apply the basic principles of the Alexander Technique to a sport or musical instrument or singing, you are totally revamping how you do the specialized activity.

This is very exhausting in the beginning, because you’re challenging and verifying everything you’ve ever learned about a sport or musical instrument. You’re beginning to move and play with new principles to create an exceptional posture tied to a refined effortless technique.

IN THESE BEGINNING STAGES OF MODIFYING YOUR POSTURE AND TECHNIQUE, BE REALLY GENTLE WITH YOURSELF, AS YOUR POOR POSTURE AND POOR TECHNIQUE PUSH BACK. (Actually it’s your ego resisting changing what has ALMOST worked for you for years, and isn’t anymore.)

Later, when you’ve incorporated the new posture and technique into how you run, play tennis, play a musical instrument, play golf, or sing, IT IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST TO BUILD IN WEEKS AT A TIME OF NOT TRAINING OR PRACTICING. Why?

Because you want to apply the Alexander Technique principles of great posture and great body use and great technique on an ongoing basis. This means you’re changing, INHIBITING, excess work to find ways to do less and less unnecessary work, to make the sport or the instrument easier and easier.

When you take off a week on a regular basis, you get to fully internalize all of the changes you’re making.

THEN THE SPORT OR INSTRUMENT GETS TO BE AN ONGOING JOY.

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This ebook, An Alexander Technique and Approach to Cello, is published on this website in a PDF format. It is very detailed and practical, and it will give you the physical tools you need to take the limits off of your ability to create the accurate cello technique you want without sacrificing your body.
This ebook is also for sale on all AMAZON websites in a KINDLE format.
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. (MOVEMENT THERAPY)

IS WHAT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR A PERSON TO ACCOMPLISH FOR YEARS POSSIBLE TO BE ACCOMPLISHED?

IS WHAT THAT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE FOR A PERSON, JUST WAITING TO BE ACCOMPLISHED OR GROKKED BY THAT PERSON? Grokked is a word created by Robert Heinlein in his science fiction novel “Stranger in a Strange Land”, meaning one has understood/intuited a concept at the deepest level.

In most of my published ebooks, there is a section on my experience as a classical guitarist, when I first experienced effortless accuracy. I was never the same again. Let me explain what happened.

I had spent years trying to play without mistakes on the guitar by endlessly practicing, hoping miraculously I’d start playing without ever making a mistake ever again. Then one day I found this book in a university library. It was “New Pathways to Piano Technique” by Luigi Bonpensiere.

There was a sentence that said, “If you know where you’re going on the piano, and trust your hands not to miss, you can’t miss.”

I tried this on the guitar, and I nailed the note effortlessly. It was amazing. I never had to play the guitar again with fear!

There was a second sentence in the book. “If you miss the note, trust your hands even more, make even less effort to hit the note, and you’ll hit the mark.” I did this and nailed the note.

I NEVER HAD TO PLAY THE GUITAR WITH FEAR AGAIN.

I had spent years doing endless repetition, hoping that if I could just play a piece of music perfectly once, then magically I would play flawlessly from then on.

CAN’T BE DONE!

If you DON’T trust yourself on a musical instrument or in a sport to do the “impossible”, you will never do the impossible. You will spend your whole life striving for what you fervently have come to believe you can never have.

This is insane! It made me miserable. But I didn’t give myself permission to stop striving for what I couldn’t have.

NOW I KNOW I CAN HAVE WHAT I WANT, SO I GET TO HAVE WHAT WAS IMPOSSIBLE.

THE IMPOSSIBLE BECAME POSSIBLE FOR ME, AND I BECAME FREE OF LIVING MISERABLY IN THE IMPOSSIBLE!

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This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Cello Technique, is published on this website in a PDF format. It is very detailed and practical, and it will give you the physical tools you need to take the limits off of your ability to create the accurate cello technique you want without sacrificing your body.
This ebook is also for sale on all AMAZON websites in a KINDLE format.
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. (MOVEMENT THERAPY)

I live in an apartment complex on the ground floor with an apartment above me. There have been four different tenets above me.

So, here I am, an Alexander Technique teacher, and I just realized that there was an article to be written on how these people walked around above me. (My ceiling is not soundproof or insulated.)

Two of the tenets above me were either really heavy or simply inconsiderate. But, in two of the cases, the people who have lived above me were not big people and were really thoughtful about not making too much noise.

So, what is this article about?

It is about the fact that when walking, almost ALL people stomp.

It finally dawned on me even more profoundly, with the stomping coming through the ceiling, that nearly all people walk heavy, and that they beat up their bodies the way they walk. (We’re not talking running here, where most people obviously ruin their knees and hips the way they run.)

It is my job as an Alexander Technique teacher to teach clients to do all of their daily activities, specialized or mundane, in a way that they do NOT harm themselves.

So, here I am, having lived below four different sets of people, and they ALL stomped around. No wonder that by the time they get old, they will have bad knees, bad hips, and stooped over posture.

Why do I feel there is this essay in my apartment experience as an Alexander Technique teacher. We Alexander teachers work with clients with bad posture who walk badly all of the time. But, there has been something very profound about REALLY HEARING foot steps reverberate through my apartment.

IT HAS MADE ME SUPREMELY AWARE OF HOW HEAVY PEOPLE WALK AND MOVE.

This is totally unnecessary, because an Alexander Technique teacher can teach any client how to walk, run, and move without creating joint compression.

The Alexander Technique teacher teaches clients to be completely vertical in walking, and to use their legs and knees in a forward way of movement and not a falling down way of walking.

Why do people walk falling down? There are two main reasons.

The first is that when we’re walking, we’re so focused on where we’re going, that we’re literally being pulled leaning forward off balance on the way to the goal. The second is most therapists and most walking articles describe walking as falling forward, and placing a foot to fall down onto just before we fall over.

THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE TEACHES YOU TO WALK OR RUN WITHOUT FALLING DOWN!

So, walk or run to a Certified Alexander Technique teacher, but try not to do any more damage to your body before the Alexander Technique teachers shows you how to walk and run and move without wear and tear.

 

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This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Viola Technique, is published on this website in a PDF format. It is very detailed and practical, and it will give you the physical tools you need to take the limits off of your ability to create the accurate viola technique you want without sacrificing your body.
This ebook is also for sale on all AMAZON websites in a KINDLE format.
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. (MOVEMENT THERAPY)

I live in an apartment complex on the ground floor with an apartment above me. There have been four different tenets above me.

So, here I am, an Alexander Technique teacher, and I just realized that there was an article to be written on how these people walked around above me. (My ceiling is not soundproof or insulated.)

Two of the tenets above me were either really heavy or simply inconsiderate. But, in two of the cases, the people who have lived above me were not big people and were really thoughtful about not making too much noise.

So, what is this article about?

It is about the fact that when walking, almost ALL people stomp.

It finally dawned on me even more profoundly, with the stomping coming through the ceiling, that nearly all people walk heavy, and that they beat up their bodies the way they walk. (We’re not talking running here, where most people obviously ruin their knees and hips the way they run.)

It is my job as an Alexander Technique teacher to teach clients to do all of their daily activities, specialized or mundane, in a way that they do NOT harm themselves.

So, here I am, having lived below four different sets of people, and they ALL stomped around. No wonder that by the time they get old, they will have bad knees, bad hips, and stooped over posture.

Why do I feel there is this essay in my apartment experience as an Alexander Technique teacher. We Alexander teachers work with clients with bad posture who walk badly all of the time. But, there has been something very profound about REALLY HEARING foot steps reverberate through my apartment.

IT HAS MADE ME SUPREMELY AWARE OF HOW HEAVY PEOPLE WALK AND MOVE.

This is totally unnecessary, because an Alexander Technique teacher can teach any client how to walk, run, and move without creating joint compression.

The Alexander Technique teacher teaches clients to be completely vertical in walking, and to use their legs and knees in a forward way of movement and not a falling down way of walking.

Why do people walk falling down? There are two main reasons.

The first is that when we’re walking, we’re so focused on where we’re going, that we’re literally being pulled leaning forward off balance on the way to the goal. The second is most therapists and most walking articles describe walking as falling forward, and placing a foot to fall down onto just before we fall over.

THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE TEACHES YOU TO WALK OR RUN WITHOUT FALLING DOWN!

So, walk or run to a Certified Alexander Technique teacher, but try not to do any more damage to your body before the Alexander Technique teachers shows you how to walk and run and move without wear and tear.

 

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