child at laptop - poor posture as chair too low

Alexander Technique in Education

There’s a fantastic short video about how the Alexander Technique works in education, whether normal schools or music or drama colleges. It’s beautifully shot and is very clear and informative. Well worth at least one look. Here’s the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOMlc0f0orA How does the Alexander Technique help students? It shows them how to: understand their reaction processes have a […]

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Walter Carrington riding a horse

Walter Carrington – centenary celebrations

We celebrated what would have been Walter Carrington’s 100th birthday this week at my Alexander Technique training school. Walter and his wife, Dilys, ran the school for many decades and I was so lucky to have trained with them – they were well into their 80s when I started my teacher training. The school in […]

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Chair Design – function plus form

  It’s not ideal for our health to sit for too long. Two factors are of key importance: our posture at the chair and the type of chair itself that we sit on. Christine Ackers writes in Connected Perspectives that: ‘… the first criterion for judging a chair must be that sitting on it does […]

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Connected Perspectives book cover

Book Launch – Connected Perspectives: Alexander Technique in Context

I am delighted to announce the launch of a book of new writings on the Alexander Technique. My colleagues, Kamal Thapen and Claire Rennie, and I have been working on this for the past 2 years,  bringing these wonderful articles to print. Connected Perspectives comprises 23 contemporary articles which relate the Alexander Technique to diverse fields […]

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Text Neck from Poor Posture

Holding your head down to look at a mobile when texting can put a real strain on the body. A recent study states that texting can harm your health.  Poor posture is one of the main causes. Text Pain, Neck Pain Our heads are quite heavy, around 4-5kg. This is the weight of 4-5 litres of water: Better […]

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