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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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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Ageing doesn’t need to be a downhill process

Getting older doesn’t mean things inevitably are on a downhill slide.  Getting in and out of the chair can be done without moans and groans and backache isn’t something that has to be accepted as a part of ageing. It’s about looking at how we do things.  Plonking into a chair is heavy and will […]

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Watching Wimbledon without tension – top tips

Watching a long tennis rally at Wimbledon, I suddenly became aware that I was tensing along with every shot.  Not only was I tightening my toes for every hit, I was also pressing my tongue against the roof of my mouth and clasping my hands together.  It was pretty exhausting just watching! So here are […]

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