Posture at the keyboard

Offices come in all shapes and sizes.  This one was outside the courts in Mumbai, India where men were typing affidavits. I was struck by how upright this man’s back was. Despite him being very tall and sitting on a low wall, he manages to not slouch. His head is a bit down and forward […]

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Drawing of Head Neck Balance for correct posture

Head Balance – Part 2

Having found out where the head balances on top of the neck, what next?  Our heads are very heavy – the equivalent weight of 4 to 5 litres of water. With this heavy weight on top of the body, it needs to work with us and not against us. If the head hangs down, it […]

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Drawing of Natural Head Balance restored by the Alexander Technique

Head Balance – Part 1

To find where the head balances on the neck, place a finger in the soft dent behind each ear lobe. Imagine a line going between these 2 points. The middle of this line is approximately where the head balances on the neck. It’s often higher than people imagine it to be. The head neck joint […]

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