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 […]

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Perfection Schmerfection

One of the many thought-provoking pieces of advice that I was given by my Alexander Teacher, Lizzie Atkinson, was: Perfection is a stick to beat yourself up with If you look for a perfection, to be perfect in something, you may need to wait a lifetime or several lifetimes. So let’s give ourselves a break […]

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Scoliosis and the Alexander Technique

A colleague in the States, Professor Galen Cranz, has recorded 4 short videos describing her personal experience of scoliosis which she’s had since childhood and these are well worth watching, particularly if you have scoliosis yourself or know someone who does or if you work therapeutically with people who have scoliosis. In Video 1, Galen talks […]

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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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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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