course code: WS614
conscious guidance and control of the torso in sit-to-stand
with jeando masoero
friday aug 14, 14:00 - 16:00
venue: HSG-030, Health Science Building (ground level)
A activity F alexander principles
This workshop is a complete lesson of STS – sit to stand without hands on. All levels of Alexander Technique learners are invited. You will learn to provide a student with the conscious guidance and control needed to stand at any point without ever pushing him- or herself out of a chair, or to sit without losing control of the movement or of the central axis (head-neck-torso). The outcome of the lesson should be the possibility to stand in complete non-doing and perfect control. The means whereby this co-ordination can be achieved will include:
• A new conception of the act, i.e. a geometrical representation of the essential relations of coordinated support and antagonistic action
• Self-speech orders of various dynamic adjustments of the torso
• A procedure of co-ordination of these orders that will enable the volunteer to emulate the new conception of the act.
No previous knowledge is necessary, but I recommend attending the two other more theoretical workshops in this series.