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Old 04-02-2013, 06:29 AM   #5
Basia Halliop
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 711
Re: Passing the bottle: refining sensitivity for more effective technique

Cool! I rarely find it helpful when people tell me to relax, or when I tell other people to do so, so I like this. From what I can see, I think almost no one actually wants to be tense (or to 'use a lot of strength', the other big one) and is deliberately trying to be tense in those moments when people end up telling us to relax - they (we ) mostly just tend to lack (or momentarily lose) the body awareness to sense our own tension in that moment, let alone to really feel in our own body what we DO need to do with our bodies, and to be able to consciously reproduce it.

So saying 'relax' or 'stop muscling it' doesn't actually help the person any, it just adds to the frustration.
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