Allow the 'up' to come from the ground

Ollie’s Alexander Technique tip for February is to allow the coordination of your whole body to happen spherically and the “up” to come from the ground.
 
When you work spherically, the ground will provide the 'up'

 Vicki Jones Photography

Vicki Jones Photography

Coordinate your whole body by allowing the 'up' you feel during an Alexander Technique lesson to come spherically up from the ground.

Sometimes we reach for the 'up' and try and make it happen. You will see in this picture that Ollie is very connected 'down' to the sand, his front legs are free and the 'up' is spherical.

Ollie is doing this naturally, we may need to use our imaginations and allow our thoughts to make it happen.