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Pregnancy and the Alexander Technique

Pregnancy – Adjusting to the Bump I love working with pregnant women. During pregnancy, a woman’s body is changing rapidly. It’s important to develop good habits early on to help avoid back pain. I help women to strengthen their back and to find balance and ease, both physically and emotionally. We do a lot of work with […]

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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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Being too sorry

When I am moving someone’s leg in an Alexander Technique lesson and I ask them to let me take the weight of their leg, quite a number of people apologise and say sorry for holding tension in their leg.  Clearly they’ve not done anything wrong.  But saying sorry is a strong habit.  It’s quite a […]

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The Alexander Technique – Who was Alexander?

  The Alexander Technique was founded by Frederick Matthias Alexander, an Australian actor born in 1869.  He became hoarse and struggled for breath on stage. Doctors did not find anything physically wrong with him and advised him to rest his voice for a few weeks. His voice came back but his problems returned as soon […]

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