This e book, An Alexander Method Strategy to Banjo Method, is printed in a PDF format. It is rather detailed and sensible, and it offers you the bodily instruments it’s essential to take the boundaries off of your means to create the correct banjo approach you need with out sacrificing your physique.
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Positioned in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. (MOVEMENT THERAPY)
Once I was in coaching to turn out to be an Alexander Method instructor, there was a saying attributed to one of many senior academics.
NOTHING IS WORTH LOSING YOUR FRONT LENGTH OVER.
What did this imply?
Regardless of the issue of the exercise, there isn’t a must sacrifice your physique by hunkering all the way down to get it finished.
Let’s check out this.
Hunkering down is once you pull your head ahead and downward, shortening your neck, and curving your backbone ahead and down, as an expression of your intention to do what you’re doing, in a sport or taking part in a musical instrument, as greatest you possibly can.
IT IS THIS INTENTION TO DO YOUR BEST AT WHATEVER THE ACTIVITY, THAT CAUSES MOST PEOPLE TO TENSE UP AND HUNKER DOWN.
It’s the worry of failure that causes most individuals to attempt TOO arduous.
I’m not addressing the worry you convey to an vital exercise, however to point out you ways you are able to do what you’re doing by not harming the physique with pressure and compression of the joints.
Most individuals see this hunkering down and tensing up as an excellent factor, which means you are attempting to do your greatest.
CAN YOU DO YOUR BEST WITHOUT TENSION OR HUNKERING DOWN? YOU CAN ONLY DO YOUR BEST IF YOU DON’T TENSE UP AND HUNKER DOWN TO DO YOUR BEST.
What do I imply?
If an individual desires to do his or her greatest in an exercise, THEN THEY CAN ONLY DO SO WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE TECHNIQUE OF THE ACTIVITY WITH POOR POSTURE (HUNKERING DOWN OR BEING RIDGIDLY UPRIGHT).
Rigidly upright shouldn’t be good posture. I’ll grant you it could appear like good posture, nevertheless it negatively impacts approach, by slowing down ease of motion. It impairs the messaging and pace of your reflexes in taking part in a musical instrument or serving a tennis ball.
When an individual focuses on a dynamically launched absolutely upright posture mixed with a dynamically launched approach, regardless of how intense the exercise is, you’re consciously selecting to do your easiest at a sport or musical instrument. You’re melding nice posture and nice approach, in a approach that will get you out of the way in which of the pace of your reflexes.
GREAT TECHIQUE AND POSTURE BECOME INSEPARABLE, AND THE PERFORMANCE OR COMPETITION CAN BECOME EXTRAORDINARY WITHOUT WEAR AND TEAR TO YOUR BODY.
So, doing all your greatest in a specialised exercise might be about consciously creating nice physique use and approach, regardless of the extent of worry earlier than a contest or a efficiency.
IF YOUR BODY IS NOT EXHIBITING/MANIFESTING YOUR FEAR, THE EMOTIONAL FEAR MAY DROP AWAY IN A SPORTS COMPETITION OR A MUSICAL PERFORMANCE.
You then really get to take pleasure in what you’re doing within the second!