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Old 01-10-2005, 04:56 PM   #27
Pauliina Lievonen
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Re: Aikido & Pilates

Rob Liberti wrote:
As I said before the Alexander Method folks also use the term lengthening. ...snip...
In the Alexander technique, "lengthening and widening" usually refers to your whole back, not so much specifically just muscles. And it's not a claim of something happening, more a direction that you give yourself (just to reassure Paul.

BTW, and I apologise for nit-picking, my experience as an AT teacher is that people who stand with their palms forward often are busy pulling their shoulders back, in other words doing more work than is necessary. I don't think you should draw a lot of conclusions about the state anyone is in by looking at that kind of detail really.

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