May 19, 2020

Your stomach does not work like a washing machine.

But just like you separate colours from whites (hopefully), it might be a good idea to separate proteins from carbohydrates.

Do you get a bloated feeling after a meal and have low energy after eating? This could be becau...

May 15, 2020

Angela Bradshaw was a radiographer who suffered from repetitive strain injury (RSI). After attending her first Alexander Technique lesson she walked away pain free and was bewildered and astonished. This eventually led her to train as an Alexander Technique teacher and...

April 5, 2020

The Food Programme on Radio 4 today discussed how good nutrition can help reduce the chances of contracting viruses and it has never been more important to look after your health. However we may need the comfort of a cake during this challenging time. Let yourself have...

March 28, 2020

For some of us COVID -19 can give us a lot of positive aspects if we take advantage of this isolation time. One step we could do is to make some changes to support our immune system. The foundation of our immune system is in fact our digestion.

One of the initial steps...

March 11, 2020

Hygiene is at the fore front of our minds, hand hygiene, kitchen hygiene, oral hygiene. What about bowel hygiene? What practices can we do to ensure good bowel hygiene? Here are a few...drinking water, lemon or a cleansing fruit such as pear first thing in the morning...

March 1, 2020

 One of the key stones to the Alexander Technique is that our sensory perception is not reliable, that is it filters out constants. We all do it, filtering out speed signs or the voice of our long term partner! In other words our sensory system only reports changes.  I...

January 5, 2020

There are a number of parallels with Yoga and the Alexander Technique. During an Alexander Technique lesson the teacher invites the client to bring their attention to their inner world, their physical body, breathing and their thoughts. Through this process the client...

November 2, 2019

I have been eating Sauerkraut for several years. Over this time I found that I had less colds and if I did get one it passed quickly and in some cases I just got a headache for a day with loss of appetite. This summer I decided to do an experiment and avoid eating it f...

October 21, 2019

Our bodies are designed to move - even our breath brings movement into our bodies. But we often think sitting is a static position. Our bodies are really an unstable dynamic equilibrium system - just like bikes are. Just image if you had to balance on a bike without mo...

September 25, 2019

Autumn Cleanse
In Giullia Ender's book on the 'Gut' she describes our intestinal lining, when viewed from under a micro scope, as looking like a forest. She explains, our intestinal villi look just like the trees of a forest. At this time of year the leaves are falling...

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