Talking skeletons, sensory feedback and maternal self-care...
First up, here is a funny video from AT teacher James Sholto on the "Primary Control":
I also spotted this great article on Interoception last week:
Alexander referred to AT as "Psycho-physical sensory-motor re-education".
The "sensory" part of that is really well described in the article. AT is a great way to learn how to become more aware of your interior sensory landscape & use that sensory feedback to move, breathe & think more freely.
Finally, in AT research news: a new study on using AT to support maternal wellbeing was published in Midwifery Journal last week. The study found that AT was helpful in supporting maternal rest & self-care: "...in a way, it's just as beneficial as sleep"!
This reinforces the findings of this 2017 study in the Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery which indicate that practising AT during pregnancy & post-partum can increase the enjoyment of pregnancy, motherhood & childcare.
Remember to take a few minutes each day to lie down in AT "semi-supine", & I hope you have a restful November!