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 ...
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 ...
- A builder using a nail gun shot himself in the foot. Naturally he was in a lot of pain and had to be taken to A and E. The medical staff very carefully cut away his boot but he was in so much pain he had to be sedated. On removing the shoe they discovered that the nail had gone between his toes i.e.: it hadn't ...
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 ...
TO FEEL LESS STRESSED? HAVE LESS PAIN? FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF? THE MODERN WORLD CAN SEEM QUITE OVERWHELMING SOMETIMES.
: IS IT A THING OR HOW WE REACT TO THINGS? IS IT A JUST A MIND THING OR WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BODY?
WHETHER IT IS BACK, NECK OR SHOULDER PAIN FOR EXAMPLE.
EG: I ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
"4 Giant Misconceptions About Posture"
by Amira Alvarez
People regularly come to me and say, often in a guilty voice, "I know I have terrible posture. I should try harder to sit up straight. My husband/wife/mother/doctor is constantly telling me to sit up straight. I just can't seem to do it. And my back ...