Holding Down The Body To Prevent Feeling

Psycho-therapist and Alexander Technique teacher Anthony Kingsley tells Robert Rickover: “Alexander Technique develops capacities for stillness, non-reactivity and inhibition, the capacity to not rush ahead and finish people’s sentences.”

“The pupil can say, ahh, I know I’m really holding myself, I’m gripping my jaw, I’m tightening my neck as a way of not feeling anxious or sad. I might bite my upper lip to not cry. I might tighten my breathing to not feel alarmed. I may hold my shoulders hunched and compressed as a way of not feeling my own anger. Alexander Technique makes a direct link between emotions and physical manifestations of emotion.”

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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