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The Alexander Technique is a popular method designed to improve posture and movement by emphasising minimum strain.But who was it named after?Early lifeFrederick Matthias Alexander, who was born in 1869, was an Australian actor from Tasmania. From a young age, Alexander had an interest in acting and recitals. He moved to Melbourne in his teens, but he regularly suffered with...

We're all familiar with the concept of posture, with most of us being reprimanded by our parents or teachers for not sitting up straight from an early age. But despite this widespread awareness of the benefits of good posture, there are many myths and misconceptions circulating as well. Here are just a few you might believe:1. Straight as a ramrodMany...

It can be subtle and sometimes tricky to know - is it working? I've had several conversations with people around this question. I've made a short video blog (sorry it is so shaky) with my take on this question.What is your experience of having Alexander Technique lessons?Interesting some people notice the changes very easily - for other people it is a...

Sit down. Now look at the way you're sitting. Did you make a conscious decision to adopt that pose? Most likely not. Whether you're a musician or just someone looking to maintain a high quality of life, then you should be aware that there are definitely healthier ways to sit, stand and walk. Yet few of us make attempts to...

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...