24 Results for author: Mark Claireaux

6 Tips for living with less stress – The Power of the PAUSE…….

Do you feel you are just too busy, rushing from one thing to the next? Getting that stressed out feeling? Does pain get in the way of doing the things you really want to do? , Say "I have time" Pause….. If you can recognise this and accept things if they slightly go wrong, you may feel less tense in your own ... More

How I discovered not to be a slave to time…..

Do you find yourself rushing around from one thing to the next, you may be feeling that there is not enough time for everything you have to do? Maybe even more so as we come up to the holidays? Well you wouldn’t be on your own. This sense of 'rushing' is like a drug and we can become hooked on it without even ... More

3 Tips to stay calm, when everyone around is losing it.

  However were you calm in your own body. If you took the words away, it may have looked like aggression, not calmness. So to learn how to be calm in your own body try this: - SOFTEN THE FOLLOWING : THE TONGUE, THE THROAT, THE CHEST, THE TUMMY RIGHT THOUGH THE LEGS AND MAYBE INCLUDE ARMS When we ... More

Deskbound or not – 5 things you need to know about your body

Many of us have busy lives and maybe a sedentary office job.  However when pain and stress strikes this can be challenging. Have you had to give up your passion due to pain or an injury? Running, playing football, gym classes, dancing…….etc. If we could remind ourselves of 5 things instinctively we knew about our ... More

Put on your own oxygen mask before helping others……

That rings a bell……..I had to read this out in the early days when I was a flight attendant, many moons ago.   The main reason it is so important is because people often want to help others, maybe their child or relative first and foremost. This is a natural instinct for many people and is very ... More

Scoliosis doesn’t have to be such a scary word!

Here is a picture of myself and you can see I am quite twisted. I too was told I had a scoliosis but i’m not sure on reflection if that helped me or hindered me.   A dictionary definition of scoliosis is “ An abnormal lateral curve of the spine” that is all. I have read so many articles that ... More

What Is Your Gut Feeling? 5 Tips to Help With Stress.

This common phrase we use if we are trying to make a decision about something, however do we notice what is happening there in our gut at different times during the day? Have you ever been head over heels in love, light headed or are you tight lipped? Do you have a nose for a bargain? Do you feel light ... More

Body Mapping Workshops available in Brighton – Course Content

HAVE A BETTER BODY IMAGE? MORE MOBILITY? BE PAIN FREE? FEEL LESS STRESSED?   THIS IS A VERY PRACTICAL WORKSHOP:   We  focus on ‘Body mapping’, the process of constructively applying an understanding of anatomy, to improve how we move. The body map is one’s self-representation in one’s own ... More

TIP 1 – Trying to fix your posture? Why that may not work! What to try instead……..

When I first came to The Alexander Technique like many others I thought “Ah, it’s all about posture, so I must try and stand and sit up straight” Unfortunately that got in the way of things. I was in a hurry to fix my poor posture and DO IT RIGHT, especially as I had a bad back. I didn't connect that the reason my ... More

One great way to lose weight without going on a diet……and how it could help your back or neck pain.

Firstly it is good to note that having a bad back or neck is very rarely to do with being a bit over weight. I have watched performance dancers who you could say are very large, even obese but they know how the body works, how gravity works and they move incredibly efficiently and effectively. (Obviously loosing some ... More