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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

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

Cars break down, so do we but do you treat your car much better than yourself?

Do you or have you ever suffered pain, maybe back or neck pain which has really stopped you in your tracks? It may have even prevented you from doing some of the things you love, running, gym, playing music etc. Imagine you are driving your car but things start to feel a bit wrong with it, firstly you ignore it hoping ... More

Major Study into Neck Pain.

(Reuters Health) – Acupuncture sessions and Alexander Technique lessons both seem to improve the symptoms of chronic neck pain after one year, according to a new study. Alexander Technique involves hands-on lessons for self-care in everyday activities, aimed at reducing poor posture, excess muscle tension, poor ... More

Tip 3 – BREATHE! Notice if you have inadvertently stopped breathing when concentrating or listening. Is there a ‘catch up’ breath?

In the Alexander Technique we have a saying “Good breathing does itself, the only thing we can DO is mess it up”! So what does that mean? Many of us actually stop or interrupt our breathing when concentrating, maybe on a piece of work we are doing. We may also stop breathing when listening and it is very likely ... More

SLUMPING or TRYING to sit up straight. – Are these the only options?

What does this statement mean? Well my default position was slumped but I wouldn’t say it was comfortable. In fact from a very young age I suffered back, neck and shoulder pain. I honestly did TRY and sit up straight but I couldn’t maintain it and in some ways it felt worse on my back.Me c1978 aged 12 years So we are ... More

Dutch Courage – Could your Bike be encouraging neck, back or shoulder pain?

On a recent trip to Amsterdam it really struck me at how the locals looked so relaxed on their bikes. Part of this is because there is a real bike culture and everything is set up to enable cyclists to move around freely. They have priority over cars and pedestrians. However I believe it is more ... More

Fibromyalgia – “Excellent Results” Nick T

Fibromyalgia manifests itself as muscle and connective tissue pain. Tender points may be in the shoulders, front and back, in the crook of the elbows, lower back, knees. There may be widespread pain, fatigue and even joint stiffness. It is thought that this may be related to stress and in Alexander Technique we help our ... More

Does the Alexander technique really make you happy?

As the Government tries to measure happiness, I started to think well does the Alexander Technique make people happy? I know I love teaching it myself and that part of that is seeing people change. You can literally see it in people’s faces, they light up! Why is this? Well it can be for different reasons. • PAIN ... More