UniversityofLimerickIrish World Academy of Music and DanceIntroduction to the Alexander Technique Presented by Niall Kelly MSc(Mngt), MIITD, MSTAT, MISATT Organisation Development Consultant Alexander Technique Teacher
You translate everything – Whether physical, mental or spiritual into muscular tension
Environment shapes us Tree Sources of tension Internal – mind and body External –goals and tasks, relationships, CCC
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.Watch your words, for they become actions.Watch your actions, for they become habits.Watch your habits, for they become character.Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
Directions – cumulative & reiterative Allow my neck to be free Allow my neck to be free so that my head goes forward and up Allow my neck to be free so that my head goes forward and up to allow my back lengthen and widen Allow my neck to be free so that my head goes forward and up to allow my back lengthen and widen and my shoulders to move away from each other and back towards the floor
Grading - BASED on your: Participating in classes: Openly experiment, explore, reflect, discuss and gain insights which you record in your journal Submitting 3 short Reflection papers: 1 immediately, 1 pre mid-term & 1 pre semester end Attending and Attention: Do the lie-down daily, no absences, lates, early departures, excessive toilet breaks, phones, chatting, falling asleep, generally not paying attention.