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I am always pleased to see a client again when there has been a significant gap since their initial course of Alexander Technique lessons.  Someone came in last week for this very reason, understandably apprehensive as he thought that after a number of years it would be back to the beginning and he would have to do a…

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Life is never static and we adjust and adapt to changing situations and circumstances all the time. Just as our digestion is adapting to the food we eat, our posture too is constantly adapting to the forces of nature. Gravity doesn’t take time off; it’s unremitting force works on us the whole time and as we move, we…

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Chatting with an Alexander pupil yesterday, he told me that he is recommencing doing Yoga in the evenings after a few years break. I asked him of he was doing this in a group class or individually and he confirmed that it would be at home and the instructor would visit.  I was rather pleased to hear…

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With so many different complimentary therapies and treatments available it can be bewildering and difficult to choose the best option for your own particular needs and situation. Osteopathy, chiropractic work, physiotherapy, massage, hellerwork, can offer wonderful assistance and treatment for certain conditions, and then there are various forms of exercise and fitness such as Pilates, Yoga,…

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A most profound and thought provoking question was asked of me yesterday,….”What single thing has been the most significant influence on your life?”  Despite the enormity of the question it was easy to answer… Apart from my parental upbringing….it is without a shadow of a doubt, my coming into contact with the Alexander Technique. Why?  Because it has…

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  It’s in your fingers, it’s in your hands, it’s in your legs, arms, back, neck and almost every muscle in your body. What’s that I hear you ask?  It’s muscle memory.  And we’re not talking about your brain as that’s in your head, but the ability for muscles to record patterns of tension in…

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Alexander pupils often tell me they keep on forgetting to remember. They are referring to their ability to remember to use the Alexander Technique to enhance their poise and co-ordination. In order to deal with the actual cause of lower back pain, neck tension, sciatica or improve our breathing or poise, we need to be…

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Over 80% of us suffer from back pain at some time in our life and it’s not surprising given the long hours of desk and computer work many of us have to do. Posture habits develop from a very young age and these upset our quality of balance and poise so we stiffen and begin…

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Most of us have an interest in looking after our health and all that contributes to good digestion, circulation, cardio-vascular functioning, breathing,…we know to eat a balanced diet, drink adequate amounts of water, get a good night’s sleep, to keep hygienically clean by showering and washing and get plenty of exercise.   However there is another part of…

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It seems that the list of reasons why people come for Alexander Technique lessons is endless. Why is it that the Alexander Technique is capable of offering so much help to so many when the interests and needs are so different?  I would suggest that the needs of every single person who has come for…

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