Drawing showing strain on neck if leaning forward in neck

Text Neck from Poor Posture

Text Pain, Neck Pain 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. Our heads are quite heavy, around 4-5kg. This is the weight of 4-5 litres of water: Better […]

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Creative Writing, Body Mindfulness and Calm

A new discovery has been the use of creative writing to help observe my body and its posture (or ‘use’). I recently went on a great workshop called Creative Writing and Yoga with Philip Cowell.  Normally I have a complete writing block, hence the lack of regular posts on my blog, and this causes me […]

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Housework – the dreaded hoovering

Hoovering can be uncomfortable and can make your back ache.  What can happen is that you stand fairly still and overuse the arms – pushing and pulling with your arms, making loads of effort.  This leads to bending forward, often putting strain on the lower back.  Here are some ideas to experiment with: Make the handle […]

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If there had been a pill that worked……

Here’s a video from a news interview in the States explaining the Alexander Technique.  Karen Krueger was a senior lawyer for 25 years who had to stop work for a while due to the terrible pain in her neck and shoulders.  She had Alexander Technique lessons which made a huge difference and she subsequently retrained […]

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Glass with toothbrushes inside

Mindfulness in the Morning

Are you on automatic pilot in the mornings? Do you have a morning routine, particularly on work days, that is completely mindless and habitual.  Here are some things for you to think about: When cleaning your teeth, are you bent over the sink, arching your back? Are you gripping tightly onto the toothbrush? When shaving, […]

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