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New Alexander session at Phoenix centre
Re: antibiotics for back pain
Gardening with a little Alexander Technique know-how
Walking uphill and against the wind
First post - benefits of lying down in semi-supine

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New Alexander session at Phoenix centre

New group session for senior Lewes residents

I have just started a weekly Wednesday morning session at the Phoenix day centre in Lewes aimed at older residents and users of the centre. We are also looking to see whether the Techique is helpful for people with dementia.

If you are a senior and live in Lewes why not pop into the centre to see what's on offer.  Apart from Alexander Technique there are art classes, visiting muscians and a healthy daily lunch.  .

Re: antibiotics for back pain


A recent study into the use of antibiotics as a cure for back pain was completed in Denmark and published in the European Spine Journal in early May.  A press conference was held to publicise the findings and newspapers widely reported the research.  The articles claimed that 40% of back pain could be cured by antibiotics, there was even mention that the research could be worthy of a Nobel Prize.  As an Alexander teacher with a particular interest in back pain, I was interested to take a closer look at the findings.

Gardening with a little Alexander Technique know-how

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Your garden can be your pride and joy or your source of pain!  Here are some tips which can help you to enjoy your gardening without straining yourself.

1.       If you can, try to do a little and often – an hour 3 times a week rather than 3 hours on one day.  If you only have one day free to garden then take regular breaks – say after every hour of work – sit down and enjoy your garden. (Or even better, lie down insemi-supine (a favourite Alexander Technique position  i.

Walking uphill and against the wind

It certainly is breezy at the moment and this morning I was walking straight into the wind and up a steep hill on 
the Downs with my 2 dogs.  Both walking into the wind and up a hill makes you want to lean forwards - this only makes walking more difficult.  Next time you are walking up a hill just try to stay upright - you could think of sending your head up over the hill.  When you lean forwards you are taking your body out of good alignment and therefore making your back muscles work harder.

First post - benefits of lying down in semi-supine

Welcome to my blog.  I aim to tell you a bit about how I use the Alexander Technique in my daily life and how you too can improve your own body use.  The one most valuable thing that you can do for yourself on a daily basis is find time to lie down for 10 minutes.  All you need is a carpeted floor and 3 paper back books.  Lie on yoru back with your head on the books and your knees bent upwards with your feet about hip width apart.  This position allows the muscles of your neck and back to release.  I do this every morning after seeing the family out the door and walking the dogs. I find it sets me up for the rest of the day.  But - you can do it whenever it suits your routine - some people like to do it when the get home from work as it helps to let go of any tension that has accumulated during the day.  Good luck!
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