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

Spinal neurosurgeon talks about the usefulness of Alexander Technique.

"97% of people with back pain could benefit by learning the Alexander Technique – it is only a very small minority of back pain sufferers that require medical intervention such as surgery" Dr. Jack Stern, MD is a neurosurgeon in White Plains, New York specializing in spine neurosurgery. He is also a faculty ... 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

Jo’s story – help with giving presentations.

Jo was sent to the Alexander Technique by her company coach, and the company paid for a course of lessons. The company felt that the way she came across in presentations was letting her down due to poor posture. Jo also suffered 3 or 4 headaches a week. After only a few sessions the headaches significantly reduced and this ... More

How could you improve your Pilates practice? Emily and Julia’s stories.

Emily is a dance and Pilates instructor and has good body awareness but since a car accident she has suffered a degree of neck pain. Sometimes we can't see past the pain and simply exercising is not going to resolve the problem. We need to look at our habits. Together we discovered that Emily tensed her neck more at ... More

Val’s Sciatica relieved

    "I suffered from debilitating recurrent sciatica for over two years before a friend recommended I try the Alexander Technique. Over six months of patient tutoring, Mark has shown me many ways to improve my physical and emotional stance, and I look forward to and gain real benefit from each weekly ... 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