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After I was in coaching to grow to be an Alexander Approach instructor, there was a saying attributed to one of many senior academics.
NOTHING IS WORTH LOSING YOUR FRONT LENGTH OVER.
What did this imply?
Irrespective of the problem of the exercise, there isn’t a must sacrifice your physique by hunkering all the way down to get it accomplished.
Let’s check out this.
Hunkering down is whenever 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 enjoying a musical instrument, as greatest you’ll be able to.
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 concern of failure that causes most individuals to attempt TOO onerous.
I’m not addressing the concern you convey to an essential 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 a great 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 needs 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 will not be good posture. I’ll grant you it might appear to be good posture, nevertheless it negatively impacts approach, by slowing down ease of motion. It impairs the messaging and pace of your reflexes in enjoying a musical instrument or serving a tennis ball.
When an individual focuses on a dynamically launched totally upright posture mixed with a dynamically launched approach, regardless of how intense the exercise is, you’re consciously selecting to do your perfect at a sport or musical instrument. You might be melding nice posture and nice approach, in a means 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 concern 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.
Then you definitely really get to get pleasure from what you’re doing within the second!