Better Posture

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The Alexander Technique improves posture, sustainably.

7 Computer Posture Tips

Tip #1.  Don't slump, and don't sit up straight.   Sitting up straight doesn't work. You know cause you've tried it. Forget all that "stomach in, chest out" "tuck your chin in" junk. It might work—for a second. It adds unnecessary tension, and it’s unsustainable.   •   Let your head and body move up, while [...]

Your neck isn’t free

and neither is mine. And, your posture isn't perfect; neither is mine.  F.M. Alexander, the originator of the Alexander Technique, didn't "have"  perfect posture, or a free neck. We don't "have" a free neck, like we "own" a free neck. If anything, we rent or lease a free neck, with no option to buy. And, [...]

Alexander Technique Computer Posture

Alexander Technique teachers instruct, demonstrate, and coach people how to use the computer without injury. If people are in pain we teach them how to stop injuring themselves, and the steps to take to allow the body to heal. Let's try something right now. See if you can notice any tension in your neck. It's there, though you may not be able to sense it right away. You can learn to let these muscles go. If you release your neck muscles, your head will rotate forward, and move up. You could think this way: I want my neck to be free so that my head will move forward and up. This 'forward' business doesn't mean forward as in your face moving towards the screen...

The Alexander Technique Helps Posture, Reduces Neck Tension

The stresses and strains of modern living, combined with the ubiquity of the computer, cell phone, blackberry etc., seem to draw us in, collapsing us forward and down and giving us one version of bad posture. (Another version of bad posture would be sitting up rigidly straight. That doesn't work because it won't be maintained, and it's not helpful to add extra tension. Sitting or standing up straight usually means military posture.) So as not to smash our faces into the screen, desk, or floor...

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