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 ...
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 ...
"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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
HAVE A BETTER BODY IMAGE?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
It’s truly amazing how fast technology is moving, I remember when my dad got his first mobile back in the early 80's. The battery pack was so heavy he almost needed help to get it to the car.
These days we are surrounded by amazing Smart phones and tablets and find ourselves continuously plugged in.
However more ...