Principle 3: Primary Control

If you’ve been coming to me for Alexander technique lessons long enough you are sure to have heard me bang on about “letting the neck be free”, or “not fixing the head on top of the spine”, or “letting the head float off the top of the spine”. You might even (if I was being a bit technical) heard me talk about “the point where the occipital condyles are poised on top of the top vertebra, the atlas”. I may have taken the skull off the skeleton and shown you the occipital condyles. The occipital condyles are like 2 tiny little rockers that sit in the little 2 tiny receiving cups of the top vertebra – in other words the really quite small area where the head meets the spine. In Alexander speak,

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