December 3, 2018

You're being aware in a structured way that doesn't focus on specific parts of the body but on the whole. Nothing may happen, you may not feel anything happening, but you're being constructive and kind to yourself, and that, again, is what you want.

November 7, 2018

The object here is not to perform the song but to place the stimulus to sing in front of you as the basis for studying whether you tighten or interfere in any way.

October 27, 2018

Applying the means-whereby principle to an activity means little if, to begin with, you do not have an improved working of the primary control.

October 19, 2018

To approach the process in a constructive way, we must have a clear goal.

October 15, 2018

To make progress in approaching a skilled activity, we have to remember that the purpose is not to learn to juggle, but to use ourselves well.

Thus the forward balance of the skull on the spine plays a central role, not only in the maintenance of the posture of the head but of upright posture in general. We are speaking here of an anatomical relationship, and have not addressed how this relates to the various...

June 29, 2018

Many of our readers have contacted us about our recent blog post (June 17, 2018),  which describes a simple experiment for locating  the center of gravity of a model skull. They have pointed out the major differences between a skull and a head. Their question is this:...

June 25, 2018

It is important to remember that lying down in semi-supine is not a relaxation exercise -- that is, it is not meant to bring about a complete relaxation of muscular activity but a toned, lengthened condition of the muscles. To this end, you must remain alert throughout...

The skull’s tendency to roll forward means not only that muscles must act on it to keep it balanced, but that the skull itself acts back on the muscles with the force of its forward momentum.

June 17, 2018

We can determine the location of the center of gravity accurately using a simple experimental method: we suspend it from a point on its surface by a length of string. If we trace an imaginary line – a “plumb line” -- from that point straight to the ground, and then rep...

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