Resources

Postural Pain – Trying Too Hard

Bob is an IT expert, 36 years old, educated and well-travelled. He has suffered from chronic pain-inducing muscular tension for about 15 years. He has tried various approaches… all to little avail. I wondered whether he was approaching his situation from the wrong place.  His approach was about what to “do” (Pilates, remedial exercises, fix […]

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Semi-supine:

Semisupine – the formal daily practice of Semisupine is something we recommend as time dedicated to being still (ideally 15 – 20 mins daily), yet wide awake, attentive, and engaged in schooling your intent.  There are a couple of times of day when you can very constructively extend this : when you first get into […]

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Semi-Supine Active Rest – a Daily “Un-Exercise”

A period of lying down each day should be thought of as an invaluable adjunct to all the attention and constructive thought you can give your use of yourself during the rest of your day. Your most comprehensive guide to Semi-Supine is the “Practising Poise” CD. Lie on your back, with your knees raised and your […]

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Neck and Shoulders

Recent research bears out our observations. When we did a survey a few years ago about what our pupils valued the most about their Alexander lessons, the top answer was “getting out of pain” and the second answer was “knowing how to stay out of pain or get pain-free again”. Rachel, a 38 yo mother […]

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Breathing

Something we do not generally give much attention to (nor should we have to) is our breathing. Yet years of slumping or tension create restrictions in this most vital of functions. Your breathing reflects your habitual posture. Breathing regimes which don’t take this into account do not address how we breathe when we are not […]

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