Archive for January 2017

Elements of Poise

Postural or movement education should be about principles, first and foremost. What are some of the principles of neutral alignment? Neutral alignment effectively demands stabilization of itself (as does poor alignment). It is not an imposition or a struggle. Neutral alignment poises one segment on top of another, so that each segment is in its…

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Paradoxes of Posture

When we’re not deliberately doing anything about our posture, it’s a perfectly harmonious version of a pattern—even if the pattern is very crooked. If we change our posture, every part of the body has to change, if we’re to arrive at a different harmonious pattern. It’s effectively impossible for us to consciously understand and control where all…

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