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While it's often difficult to look back into our past and discover when and how we developed poor posture, studies have shown that we are not born with postural issues, (with the exception of some rare cases) instead it results from learned traits. Although it seems hard to comprehend, we actually train our bodies to have bad posture. Most babies and...

What does it mean? Responding to Sebastian Moody's iconic Brisbane artwork1, the Sydney Morning Herald recently asked this question "What's the first thing that pops into your mind when you read that sign?"2 In recent online Alexander lesson, my student replied to my encouragement, the more you think about it, the better it works, with a reference to this iconic Brisbane artwork....

At a recent Yoga and Alexander Workshop, there was a request for references to some of the science I mentioned. One of those questions was about Core Stability: It goes without saying that "stability is a good thing". That is if you define it as the general tendency not to fall down!  Our bodies are made to stabilise under load automatically,...

Part Two: Consciously Exploring New Pathways Exploring thinking and moving patterns It takes on average 66 days for a new way of thinking, feeling or doing to form as a new habit.  Of course people are varied, some can cultivate deeply grained new habits in 18 days, while the other end of the spectrum is over 200 days for new habits to be formed....

We’ve created a 4 part series to support learning new movement habits. In this series we will cover: Part 1: Emerging from not knowing – seeing your habits Part 2: Consciously exploring new pathways Part 3: New Normal Emerges Part 4: New Habits formed – celebrate the wins!   Part One: Emerging from not knowing - seeing your habits New habits are learnt, new habits need practice. To...

Socrates said the secret to change is not fighting the old, but embracing the new. For musicians, embracing the new will be easy due to the benefits of the Alexander Technique. It starts right at the beginning – from the moment the pianist even thinks about sitting at his or her chair. And even before. A new mindset It involves a new...

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