course code: WS613
what do you intend to see in the mirror?
with jeando masoero
tuesday aug 11, 14:00 - 16:00
venue: HSG-030, Health Science Building (ground level)
F alexander principles B anatomy
This workshop will quicken our awareness of the right use of postural control mechanisms and provide a schematic representation of good Use. With the help of photographs (the closest thing to a mirror reflection), we will patiently construct what we intend to see in the postural reaction of a pupil -- that is, the gap between his attitude guided by his sensory appreciation and a reasoned model of adjustment and co-ordination. Being able to see the logic of the anatomical structure in action will help you to teach your pupil the means whereby he could implement mechanical advantage for himself. To construct this reasoned model, we will analyze closely:
- The load bearing function of the skeleton, i.e. FM’s coordinated support,
- The antagonistic pulls in the torso and the geometry of mechanical advantage,
- The new scientific doctrine of antagonistic action: the antagonistic action of the skeleton onto the muscular contraction that transforms the muscular-skeletal structure into a spring-loaded system.
- The psycho-mechanics of primary control, whether through manipulations or in working with oneself – without manipulations.
No previous knowledge of biomechanics, anatomy or of FM Alexander’s books is necessary to follow the demonstration.