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edited May 2005 in Please read
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  • edited March 2011
    alexander technique aim:

    the spine should be in natural curve mainitaining the four curves of the spine.( for maintaining the breath naturally)

    1)for maintaining that curve at cervical spine the head should go forward and up. other wise the cervical spine compresses.
    2)to maintain the thoracic curve natural the shoulders should release out to the side
    3) for maintaining the lumbar curve natural the chest should supported by the stomach, the legs release away from the hips. then the lumbar, sacrum curve releases.

    secondary :

    the torso should be supported by the sitting bones when sitting.

    the torso should be support by the ground with foot and talus maintaining the balance point when standing
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