child at laptop - poor posture as chair too low

Alexander Technique in Education

There’s a fantastic short video about how the Alexander Technique works in education, whether normal schools or music or drama colleges. It’s beautifully shot and is very clear and informative. Well worth at least one look. Here’s the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOMlc0f0orA How does the Alexander Technique help students? It shows them how to: understand their reaction processes have a […]

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Walter Carrington riding a horse

Walter Carrington – centenary celebrations

We celebrated what would have been Walter Carrington’s 100th birthday this week at my Alexander Technique training school. Walter and his wife, Dilys, ran the school for many decades and I was so lucky to have trained with them – they were well into their 80s when I started my teacher training. The school in […]

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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. A recent study states that texting can harm your health.  Poor posture is one of the main causes. Text Pain, Neck Pain 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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Hands on Yoga - Tanya Shoop

Hands-On Yoga: asana and the Alexander Technique

Do you practice yoga and want to explore a new perspective? Or have you studied the Alexander Technique and want to try it out within a yoga setting?  Three years ago, I’d been practising Chris Holt’s gentle style of Hatha yoga and was drawn to her retreat in southern France, run by an Alexander Technique colleague, […]

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