October 10, 2018

The prone or ventrigrade posture is the most basic and ancient posture, corresponding to the aquatic and amphibian stages of evolution.

October 3, 2018

The following exercise helps to release the hips by keeping the knee direction while lowering the leg into extension, which inhibits the tightening of the hip flexors and the muscles on the back of the leg. Done properly, and this exercise undoes the psoas muscles cros...

September 15, 2018

Introducing, "THE HEALTHY BODY: Practical Knowledge to Reduce Pain and Restore Joint Function"

The Dimon Institute is excited to announce a new series of educational programming in response to the need for public access to Psychophysical Education & The Alexander Techni...

August 29, 2018

In the previous post, the excerpt focused on learning to consciously inhibit reactions to stimuli as the basis for performing actions in a way that does not interfere with natural function.

In this post, we continue this discussion with the attitude necessary for achiev...

August 29, 2018

The whole point of these exercises is to bring about this release -- particularly in the inner thighs and in the flexors across the front of the hip, which correspond to the pectoral region of the shoulders. It is only when we get this release that the knees will be ab...

August 20, 2018

Flipper Movement of the Arms

Another interesting way of advancing the arms on the ground is to use the hands and fingers as flippers. 

If you place your hands palms up, you'll find that you can creep the hand along the ground by deviating your hand at the wrist and using...

August 14, 2018

We continue our exploration of the semi-supine position. The following is a sequence of arm movements, to be performed experimentally and carefully. 

Moving Your Arms on the Ground

1. Lying in semi-supine with your hands on your midriff, bring your arms down to your...

July 26, 2018

It is difficult to believe that making such simple movements can bring about substantial improvements in bodily coordination, or release muscles that are chronically tight.

July 24, 2018

We continue our series of posts exploring the semi-supine position. Here, we begin to experiment with simple movements. Developmentally primitive positions allow us to create a living laboratory, where we can observe our habitual motor behaviors under highly controlled...

July 5, 2018

There are, however, four main directions that relate specifically to the PNR system. Because these directions are so central to the working of the musculoskeletal system, it's important to think about them and what they mean; with time, they take on more and more m...

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