Tuesday, July 3, 2012
In the few instances I have directed "I am not holding myself down," I sense a lightness and easing upwards of my torso, while maintaining a connection with my feet. Taking this one step further with "I am not holding myself back" as the negative corollary to "forward" I also found that I was not attempting to "do anything" in response to the "holding myself back" direction. There is also another sense inherent in "not holding myself back" that could serve me well musically.
I am practicing in a room that has a beautiful oval mirror which captures my torso from my navel to the top of head. Framed in this manner within the oval gives me a great sense of width to complement the spatial relationships I am playing with. Feeling light and free as I play guitar tonight. So onwards with playing with the AT directions and assesing the results.