Get Britain Standing Campaign
I have recently registered as an official supporter of the Get Britain Standing Campaign. As an Alexander Technique Teacher I am strongly in favour of people looking at new ways of working to avoid the problems that prolonged sitting can cause. In the very first lesson with a client I always stress the importance of taking regular breaks from sitting at a desk and encourage walking around every 20-30 minutes. Alexander Technique lessons involve tuition in the best way to sit at a desk and to avoid harmful postural habits. I also work with restoring people's natural balance in standing and walking. Standing hunched over a desk will be no better for your posture than sitting and is very likely to lead to back pain.
I can work with people observing their habits when standing and give instruction as to how best to stand when using a standing desk. Read my blog for useful hints on how to use a standing desk and avoid back pain.
Alexander Technique receives praise from doctor
New research shows benefit of Alexander Technique in NHS Pain Clinics
Sufferers of chronic pain may benefit from learning the Alexander Technique in NHS outpatient pain clinics according to a new study. More than half of the service users in the study stopped or reduced their use of medications between the start of the lessons and three months.
New Study into the fear of falls at Hull University
The Alexander Technique benefits sufferers of back pain - Industry Today
New campaign to improve the design of school chairs
STAT is campaigning to improve the design of school chairs. Watch the You Tube Video which illustrates how poor chair design = poor posture = poor performance at school. If we want to improve the attention span & how children perform at school we should look at the way they sit first.
Backcare Doctor gives Alexander Technique 5/5 for back pain treatment
Exploring the theraputic benefit of the Alexander Technique
New research from the University of Hull has investigated the theraputic benefit of touch and the psycho-physical effects of learning the Alexander Technique on well being.
Twiggy uses the Alexander Technique to retain her youthful posture
How do you stay in shape?
"One of my passions is tap dancing – it's great exercise and it's brilliant for your head too. I have been to the gym on and off, but I much prefer Pilates because of the stretching. And I go to Alexander Technique too – my posture has never been great, but I hope I slouch less now."
Walking with poise - The Daily Mail