‘Use’ of the Head, Neck & Back

FM Alexander positioning man's postureThrough further experimentation, Alexander discovered that any “use of the head and neck which was associated with a depressing of the larynx was also associated with a tendency to lift the chest and shorten the stature” *1. This suggested that the functioning of the vocal organs was influenced by the use of the torso and the relationship between the head, neck and back. He further discovered that the head’s going forward and up, and the back lengthening and widening, brought about the most constructive conditions for vocal production.