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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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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Housework – the dreaded hoovering

Hoovering can be uncomfortable and can make your back ache.  What can happen is that you stand fairly still and overuse the arms – pushing and pulling with your arms, making loads of effort.  This leads to bending forward, often putting strain on the lower back.  Here are some ideas to experiment with: Make the handle […]

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Children’s Posture at the Computer

I was visiting a friend at the weekend and their 9 year old was using the computer for his homework.  Whilst this looked a lot more fun than homework was in my day, it might not be fun in the long term (or even short term) for his back. He was sitting at the kitchen […]

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