It’s time to make time to lie down…

Do you make time to lie down in semi-supine between lessons?  The bottom line is that those that do, get more from their investment in lessons. But for
some, it’s difficult to get to grips with how lying down can help them learn the Technique. And of course we are always much more likely to do something if we understand why we should. So I thought it would be helpful to give some insight into F.M. Alexander’s own thoughts on the purpose of lying down as remembered by Walter Carrington in conversation with Séan Carey.  Here is his answer to the question: “did FM encourage his pupils to lie down between lessons?”
“Yes, he did. He explained that people in their daily activities get pulled down, shortened and out of shape, but lying down and directing serve to create expansion and put them into better shape.”
From my own experience and that of my clients, the real value in terms of learning the Technique is that it provides an ideal time, when there are fewer distractions, to increase your awareness and project ‘consciously’ your directions of lengthening your spine and widening your back, allowing your neck to be released. With regular practice of ‘directing’ while lying down it will become that much easier when you are out and about or sitting at your desk.

April 2016
This entry was posted in Blog and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.