In the Alexander technique, the concept of ‘thinking in activity’ refers to thinking that incorporates an expanded awareness of the use of the entire self – that is, thinking that incorporates the different areas of the body as well as the mind – as you respond to different stimuli: thinking and moving or acting in everyday life. This type of thinking includes inhibition and direction-sending and the holistic operation of your psychophysical coordination.

In practice, this means that as your lessons in the Alexander technique progress and you increasingly learn how to inhibit and direct and you experience a new use of the self and different sensations in your body (improved sensory appreciation), with the result that your attention expands to become more inclusive.

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