We fall into the trap of thinking a lot about length – the vertical plane is more obvious and habitual.
Yet Alexander’s directions were clear “to let the back lengthen and widen” both are interdependent arising.
Think of the three widths:
- Hip joints (bottom of the spine articulation)
- Upper arm joints (the meeting of the arms into the torso)
- Between the ears (top of the spine articulation)
Having the full back in view.
(From CPD Training Summer 2015 – AT Studio)