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The position itself is a useful one and practiced in conjunction with lessons it encourages the changes the Alexander Technique aims to promote.

The Position

Lie on your back on a firm surface – a carpeted floor is good – with your knees bent upwards so that your feet ar...

'Tech Neck', is becoming a global epidemic thanks to modern technology.

I'm referring to the pain you get in the back of your neck from spending too long looking at a screen - be it on your laptop, computer, gaming device, mobile phone etc. 

The neck, indeed the who...

Last weekend I went away for an intensive bit of CPD with my old Alexander teacher John Nicholls. John was one of the principals at the college where I did my three-year teacher training about 25 years ago. He hasn't changed all that much to look at, which in itself is...

Often, when people clean, they brace their legs, tense their arms, hold their breath and go at it like crazy, making rapid, restricted movements. People think it's best to just get it over and done with quickly. But all that polishing, dusting, vacuuming, tidying...don...

I've bought a car! 

I had driven my old one for about 12 years. Children, cats, dogs and guinea pigs had been sick in it, gone to the toilet, dropped mud, hay, food and drink everywhere. My son had climbed on it, damaging the sunroof which therefore leaked. It was held...

Recently I have had the opportunity to work extensively with a couple of men who are a challenge because they 'feel nothing'. Although they are able to release tension and reorganise the use of their muscles, they are unable to feel that happening in themselves. They c...

I'm thrilled to announce that I am expanding my business to Cheltenham and Oxford

The main focus of my work is to train people to attain a greater level of comfort and efficiency in their various skills. I work with horse riders, helping them with all aspects of ridin...

November 2, 2018

I recall a pupil I worked with at Sherborne School for Girls who first came to me aged about twelve. She had recently moved back to the country from the Far East and had been signed up for Alexander Technique classes because of chronic back pain.

She had a mysterious an...

September 7, 2018

People often have tension in the lumbar area of their backs which has the effect of pulling the back forward, sometimes accentuating the natural curve there. When I work with this sort of back it feels as though the person is dividing themselves in two - top half and b...

September 6, 2018

Having met and worked with a number of people suffering from fibromyalgia, the thing I've noticed they have in common is excessive muscular tension, and I mean off the scale, accompanied by high anxiety. Nobody knows what causes the illness, or how to cure it, but it s...

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