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How can the Alexander Technique help you to have better posture?
In these conversations, Robert and Eileen discuss the relationship between the Technique and achieving good posture - sitting, standing and in movement.
Robert and Eileen start with a general discussion of the topic. Click here to listen to or download this conversation.
Here they discuss some things to look for in chosing a chair. Robert mentions that he uses a stool while working at a desk. It's height is 24 inches, about 1 1/2 times as high as a chair and has a round top. Click here to see a photo of this kind of stool. He also mentions the book The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design by Galen Cranz, an Alexander Technique teacher and Porfessor of Architecture at UC Berkeley. You can order her book here (US and Canada) and here (UK). Click here to listen to or download this conversation.
In this talk, Robert and Eileen talk about arm rests on chairs, and how they often encourage harmful posture and movement patterns such as slumping, hunching up of your shoulders and general arm and shoulder regidity. Click here to listen to or download this conversation.
Robert and Eileen start by discussing how clothing choices can effect the way you move and then veer off into a discussion of how carrying a handbag over one shoulder can easily create long-term distortions in your body. There is a brief discussion about womens' handbags, backpacks and mens' wallets. There is also a reference to The Alexander Technique - How to Use Your Body Without Stress by Dr. Wilfred Barlow M.D. You can order his book here (US and Canada) and here (UK). Click here to listen to or download this conversation.
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