Back Problem or Front Problem?

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man holding lower back in pain

Back pain is a huge epidemic in our culture.

You’ve heard it before. It’s the second most common complaint in the physicians office. 80% of us will suffer back pain at some point in our lives.

If you haven’t had back problems yourself, I bet you know someone who has.

Richard Brennan, a well-known Alexander Teacher Trainer and author of many books on the Alexander Technique, likes to say that people don’t have back problems. They have front problems. Continue reading “Back Problem or Front Problem?”

Purses and Posture (Part 1)

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photo of purse

Many of my students ask me for advice on choosing an office chair. Very few ask for advice about their purse.

I used to broach the subject of purses very delicately with my female students. Most women are very connected to their bag of choice and the amount of stuff they carry around in it. Bringing up the subject inevitably caused a bit of conflict. My natural tendency is to avoid conflict. So, I would tread lightly.

But this did not benefit my students. Continue reading “Purses and Posture (Part 1)”