I’ve been away in France on a residential training course learning more about the Alexander Technique; you know the modality that gets you to sit and stand through a session, it’s something to do with posture, but other modalities seem to do it better.
There’s probably some truth in that.
Nobody really tells you what the Alexander Technique is for, it seems to be for everything?
Surely there must be a modality for each pain and illness?
This week I discovered what the Alexander Technique is really about, you won’t find the answer directly in any of Alexander’s books, please prove me wrong. Not many teachers will say it directly but will display it.
The Alexander Technique is all about love, not the love that
- expects something,
- demands something
- Controls someone.
This isn’t love, that’s something else.
It’s the love that totally and perfectly comprehends with total and perfect acceptance.
With this love, movement takes no obvious energy, there is
- No effort
- No pain
Love in perception,
Perception is action,
Action is perception.
Action is love and love is action.
It has taken me a long time to discover what I’ve been training for. My discovery is love, not to take love but to manifest and offer love to myself and to anyone who want to receive my love. If I accept love it is accepted with comprehension and acceptance.
The art of the Alexander Technique teacher is to guide others, if they so wish, to discover that they can have effortless activities in whatever they do.