Joint Hypermobility and the Alexander Technique

Hypermobility symptoms Hypermobility in a joint is where the joint can move beyond the normal range of movement. It may be present in just a few joints or may be widespread. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (HMS) can range from mild to severe symptoms. In many people joint hypermobility doesn’t cause any problems. But a small percentage […]

Looking at pregnancy charts

Pregnancy and the Alexander Technique

Pregnancy – Adjusting to the Bump I love working with pregnant women. During pregnancy, a woman’s body is changing rapidly. It’s important to develop good habits early on to help avoid back pain. I help women to strengthen their back and to find balance and ease, both physically and emotionally. We do a lot of work with […]

Lying Down the Alexander Technique way: semi-supine

Lying down – Mindful rest

Lying down – simple but effective Alexander Technique lying down is a simple but highly effective way of relaxing the mind and body.  The semi-supine position involves lying on your back with your knees bent and with books under the head to keep the neck in neutral. This is often the favourite part for people […]

Alexander Technique working on horse's saddle image

Working on a horse’s saddle

Why use a saddle? Once someone has had a few lessons, we may look at saddle work on a specially made wooden trestle. The body can often balance more easily on the saddle so it is useful to explore tightness in the legs and hip joints. And if someone hitches up their back and shoulders to […]

Side view of skull - drawing

Head Neck Balance – Part 3

Let’s have a think about the head neck balance. The skull has two dents on its base that sit on the top vertebra. They can be thought of as two rockers that sit in the two cups of the vertebra. The drawing above shows the rocker from the side. The rockers are called occiptal condyles. […]