Tuesday, January 10, 2012


The Alexander Technique places a great emphasis on releasing any unnecessary neck tension in order that the head balance lightly and freely on top of the spine. F. Matthias Alexander, the originator of the Alexander Technique, coined the phrase "primary control" to describe the relationship between the head and the neck. When there is no interference with the proper functioning of this relationship, he said that "... an influence is constantly operating in (one's) favor, tending always to raise the standard of functioning with the self, both in outside activity and during sleep." In this article, Nicholas Brockbank explores some ways to learn about the state of your head/neck relationship - and how to change it for the better.


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