Why are Alexander Technique Practitioners darn right lazy?

You’re right ‘Trying to do good posture’ is an effort but that is not what we are about.   As a practitioner myself I am not interested in working harder or over exertion, I might in the beginning teach people to move slower so they might notice what is going on in their bodies. If we are rushing ... 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 Workshop in Brighton- May 20TH 2017- Course Content

HAVE A BETTER BODY IMAGE? MORE MOBILITY? BE PAIN FREE? FEEL LESS STRESSED?   THIS WILL BE A VERY PRACTICAL WORKSHOP:   We will 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 ... 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

Sitting is Standing!

What? I hear you cry, that’s madness! Well if you move in a balanced way your feet don’t really change in going from standing to sitting. Most people come out of balance from standing to sitting, they either move forward on their feet, back on their feet or even on the insides or outsides. Have a go now and see ... More

Ho,Ho,Ho or Bah Humbug, what’s it going to be?

Love or loathe it Christmas is upon us and it can bring up much emotion and stress. Presents to buy, whose parents are we visiting, being thrown together in a room and having to enjoy ourselves. I must admit i’m veering on the Bah Humbug myself but appreciate some people absolutely love this time of year, so here ... 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

6 tips for walking (It’s getting cold out there……but are we getting hunched?)

but have you noticed what you are doing as a result? Look around you as you walk and you will see people hunching their shoulders, hands gripped or in their pockets etc. Do you think this is making them warmer? The effect of this extra tension is actually the opposite to what we want. This tightening in the muscles ... More