Virtual Meeting, May 2nd 2020
An online CPD session was held on Saturday 2nd May, continuing with the theme of Consistency in applying the Alexander Technique and of developing our Sensory Appreciation.
The session began with participants giving detailed attention to their use through guided sitting and going from sitting to standing. There was then a focus on giving attention to the standing setup in three stages: just noticing, guided noticing, and making adjustments to promote improved use in standing.
The next part of the session offered the opportunity for feedback and discussion in small groups on the experience of daily practice, specifically relating to using the hands to develop one’s own sensory appreciation and use.
This was followed by summaries of some research on mechanical stress related to posture and balance which was then discussed in small groups.
The final part of the session focused on the poise of the head, with participants benefitting from each other’s feedback.
The session was very well attended and the work and discussions were again lively and productive, with varied and engaging content which gave participants a valuable opportunity to work together for their personal development as well and for the benefit of PAAT.