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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S Chair with person sitting in it

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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Drawing showing strain on neck if leaning forward in neck

Text Neck from Poor Posture

Holding your head down to look at a mobile when texting can put a real strain on the body. Indeed, a recent study states that texting can harm your health, citing posture as one of the main causes. The head weighs about 10-12 lbs (4-5kg). As the neck bends down, it puts a greater load on the spine […]

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A Simple Body Scan

One simple way to calm mind and body is to do a body scan. You can start from your head or your feet and can think this through in greater or lesser detail, depending on how much time you have.  It’s a simple way to tune into the body at any time during the day. […]

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