Lying Down the Alexander Technique way: semi-supine

Lying down – Mindful rest

Lying down – simple but effective Alexander Technique lying down is a simple but highly effective way of relaxing the mind and body.  The semi-supine position involves lying on your back with your knees bent and with books under the head to keep the neck in neutral. This is often the favourite part for people […]

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Night night sleep tight or tension and insomnia?

  Do you get a good night’s sleep? ‘Night night sleep tight’ is OK if it means sleeping well but if tight means holding tension, then it’s not such a great phrase. Sleeping positions I am asked regularly about the best positions for sleeping and so I’d like to draw your attention an earlier  blog […]

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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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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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