Drawing of side view of head with arrow pointing up from top of head

String on top of the head

People often think the Alexander Technique is about imagining a string or golden thread coming up from the top of the head.  It is certainly useful to think upwards. Much of our attention is downward: reading, typing, texting, cooking, childcare. This can make us slump and this can cause back pain or neck pain. Neck […]

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Wearing Glasses

When you put on a pair of glasses or sunglasses do you nod your head down to do so? And do you do the same when taking them off? No need. Instead, try keeping your head still and lift your spectacles up and over the ears. Changing these and other daily habits can help prevent […]

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Computer Monitors – Screen Height.

To avoid neck strain, the top of your computer monitor should be at eye level, about an arm’s length away. Our eyes naturally look about 15 degrees down and so will then naturally look onto the screen. There are various bits of equipment that you can buy to raise the screen but a cheap and […]

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