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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 […]

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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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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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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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Are you sleeping comfortably?

I see many people who find sleeping quite uncomfortable. They often wake up with neck pain or back pain and can feel stiff and achy in the morning. Sometimes people can wake in the night and find it hard to get comfortable at all. There’s no one best sleeping position as it’s an individual thing […]

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