Collapse is Part of Life

Disappointment is one of those negative but essential experiences in life. Despite our best efforts almost everyone will experience disappointment at one time or another and most will react in the same way, they will collapse or curl into themselves. Those who are familiar with the Alexander Technique may think that a collapse is something to be avoided and generally they would be correct. However, I would argue in times of disappointment, collapse is exactly what the body needs. We know from experience that the body does all kinds of things to protect us from the environment and even ourselves. Alexander asserted that the generalized pattern of the neck, head, and back being pulled back and

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