The reality of the body is far from straight. This exploration is to trace the curves in the back of the body. You can do this on your own and it's powerful when done with a partner.
There are many situations in which you might look up such as in a yoga pose, kissing (if your partner is taller than you), before walking up stairs, or when admiring a beautiful tree, a skyscaper, a plane or the stars. Whatever the situation, I sometimes find myself thinking: “Yikes, careful not to compress the back of your neck. This brings the weight of your heavy head back and down onto your body.”
Thanks to Irene Tasker, a Montessori and Alexander trained teacher, the Alexander Technique is taught to kids in various settings. Benefits include improved impulse control, attention and body coordination. Watch a video to learn more about the technique in education at all levels, from elementary education to university settings.