Tension as the beginning of movement – Workshop with Carsten Möller, Copenhagen
Sometimes tensions are considered bad or wrong within the AT, but if we welcome them and find ways to integrate them through movement and sensation, they are material for a resourced and deeper sense of our body and will contribute to the overall activity of coordination and use.
The stability of the body comes from the ability to adapt to moment-to-moment changes and is done by subtle muscle activity that is involuntary. When thinking of stability, we often imagine that it is in the non-movement, (imagine the walls of your house is moving!!) and therefore seek to stop body movements to become stable, but then end up being rigid or stiff.