of us who have tried to carry
out such instructions will have found that not only are they difficult
maintain but that they provide only limited benefits. Occasionally
seem to deal with one problem but then also disturbingly create another
somewhere else in our structure.
These ideas of posture are
invariably to do with shape and as such are
static, fixed solutions.
But - importantly - humans
designed to continually
respond to their environment! This means we need to be free to move and
is much better defined from this observation. So posture is
For each of us, from moment to
posture lies somewhere within a spectrum.
At one extreme we
are "stuck", only able to operate with difficulty and
within a narrow range of parameters. This fixed pattern can be
unconscious or, as described above, one where we consciously impose an
idea upon ourselves. (This can occur whether we are actually
moving or not.)
At the opposite end
of the spectrum we are truly free to move. Here the
manner of our response creates a posture which is appropriate for us
and our current interaction with that particular environment.
To have in
The Alexander Technique
skill which you can learn. It helps you
organise yourself towards that end of the spectrum of "posture" to do
with being unfixed. It enables you to respond in ways which express
your innate ability to be poised.