23 Results for tag: posture Brighton

So called ‘Good Posture’ – what does that even mean?

I questioned myself when writing this blog as I don’t even like using the word ‘Posture’, however this is the reason many of my pupils come to me. They report that they have ‘Bad Posture’ which might be a reason for their pain or discomfort. Maybe when we are in discomfort it is our body trying to tell ... More

THIS WAY UP………

  Before I started Alexander Technique I had no sense of my body really, all I knew way that it was letting me down. I suffered regular episodes of neck or back pain. Noticing some other people, it seemed like they had received the manual, they seemed to move with ease and experienced no pain. (Fred ... More

How a small change = a massive shift in pain experienced.

When my clients come to me I take a brief history and then we start to look at a simple every day activity like moving in and out of a chair. When I told a new client Theresa (name changed for client confidentiality) recently that this is what we were going to do she said “Well as long as you don’t get me to ... More

When Sitting, Think Of 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

How I found out that my body ain’t no taxi!

When I started having Alexander Technique 17 years ago, I had no real sense of my body, all I knew was that I had regular back and neck pain. In fact I felt my body was a bit broken. One of the first things I learned was that........ Notice when you are in one of the following states, what is happening in ... More

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

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