5-minute desk refresh
Movements | Wellbeing

5-minute desk refresh

Here is a practical set of tips that will refresh you at your desk.  I recommend you work through each stage of the 5 points as you read them and take a few breaths in between. This should feel like a calming process. 1) First of all, find your sitting bones. These are your good…

Back pain gold
Health | Movements

Back pain gold

There comes a time in every Alexander Technique student teacher’s life where they are sat down and told to really look at the results of the ATEAM clinical back pain trial. I know right – it’s a mouthful. And when they do… They realise that the results The Alexander Technique showed in regard to reducing…

Why your Comfort Zone is killing you
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Why your Comfort Zone is killing you

I’ve been listening to some excellent podcasts by Carla White (who created the very lush and free Gratitude app) recently and she told me that she has the phrase ‘your comfort zone will kill you’ up in her house at all times. The phrase stuck in my head which I took as a sign I…

Why does it matter how I move?
Movements

Why does it matter how I move?

Well it’s because if your movement is restricted then so are you. Every adult I have ever worked with has some level of movement restriction. Often you’ll notice it in the arms and shoulders. Your arm should pretty effortlessly and lightly be able to float up to your sides. Most peoples’s are heavy before we…

My problems with posture
Health | Movements

My problems with posture

The way people move can shine a spotlight on them. From hip hop to ballroom, to ice skating to athletics, to acting to singing, people have and always will become known, recognised and lauded for the trademark way that they ‘use’ their body. Often when we watch someone in a crowd it can be because…