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.: ...
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 ...
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 ...
Do you find yourself rushing around from one thing to the next, you may be feeling that there is not enough time for everything you have to do? Maybe even more so as we come up to the holidays?
Well you wouldn’t be on your own. This sense of 'rushing' is like a drug and we can become hooked on it without even ...
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 ...
However pictures don't tell the whole story. I looked 'Open and Free' up until 4 years old.
We are a record of what happened to us or what we have experienced. My mother used to say “Don’t mind him he’s dreadfully shy”!
Question: What do you think I did in my body?
Answer: I now recognise 'I ...
"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 ...
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 ...