Thirty-five years ago I went for my first Alexander Technique lesson with Tessa Goldhawk in Penzance. My mother found an advert in the paper and suggested I try it. Little did she know...

All I can remember is that I had crippling foot pain. The lesson made me feel gene...

March 19, 2019

About twenty years ago a gentleman walked into my practice in Bournemouth for a lesson. He was tall and elegant, walking with a certain grace, or lightness, which made him stand out, given that he was also very elderly.

I asked him if he'd had Alexander lessons before,...

March 5, 2019

How I hate washing dishes! Given the choice I would much rather scrub the toilet or clean up dog sick. Weird...

It briefly occurred to me that I might be able to blame genetics when I discovered a cousin and an aunt who share the aversion. When the time comes, if somebo...

March 5, 2019

In 2009 UCL published some interesting research in the European Journal of Social Psychology on how people form habits. 

I find this very interesting as the Alexander Technique is all about changing habits - getting rid of inefficient ones and creating useful ones inste...

March 5, 2019

Haha, my pupils occasionally imitate me saying this! It's one of the things I do nag people about.

Arms weigh a fair amount and when you spend your time holding on to them, waggling them around or positioning them high across your torso, that's going to create problems....

March 5, 2019

Ok, so a lot of us do this I guess. Myself included. And it is a terrible habit, really!

Have you ever considered how much one of your legs weighs? It’s heavy. Why would you want to compress your other leg under this sort of weight? Think about your circulation - especi...

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