Smorgasbord Health Column – Alternative Healing – The Alexander Technique – Part Two – #Posture, #Backpain #Ergonomics | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

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Are you familiar with the ‘Alexander Technique? Sally Cronin has written an informative article on this procedure invented by Frederick Mathias Alexander to help correct posture. A wonderful read particularly for us writers who spend countless hours at our computers.


Smorgasbord Health Column – Alternative Healing – The Alexander Technique – Part Two – #Posture, #Backpain #Ergonomics


Last week I did an introduction to the Alexander Technique, which I have found very useful over many years.

Here is a link to the post:

Part 2

The Alexander Technique.

The originator of this technique is Frederick Matthias Alexander, an Australian actor, who found that his career began to falter as he lost his voice on stage. He consulted doctors but they could find neither the cause nor the cure for the problem. Having developed a technique to correct his own posture and that resulted in the return of his voice… Alexander went on to teach his method in the UK and America to dancers, actors and singers.

It is not just performers who can benefit from this technique as most of us today are either in jobs that force our bodies into unnatural contortions, or we are sitting at a desk writing for many hours of the day!

Alexander’s first step was to stand in front of the mirror and observe his body and posture. The truth is that none of us are completely symmetrical. Over time, with bad sitting and standing posture, we can become even more out of line.


Identifying problem areas

Stand naturally in front of a full length mirror . . . continue reading


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  1. Thanks very much for sharing Debby… hopefully it will help others who are scrunched over their keyboards….. hugs ♥

    1. Absolutely Sal. Writers and posture go hand in hand 🙂 <3 xx

  2. Thanks for sharing, Debby. Posture is something I’ve been working on since I tend to slouch while I write. Heading over to read the rest! <3

    1. Great Diana. I hope you find it helpful. 🙂 xx

  3. Great share, Deb. Sally is a walking health encyclopedia! 🙂 ❤️

    1. Yes, she sure is T. Thanks <3 xx

  4. Hi Deb, thanks for sharing this. I haven’t heard of it but it sounds like something I should learn.I will pop over to Sally’s blog to read the entire post. Hope you’re doing great! I’ve been away and it’s always nice to be back among my blog friends. xo

    1. Hi Lis. Welcome back! I think you’ll find this article beneficial. Oh, and P.S., ya, I’m reading your new book! <3 xx

  5. Yes, posture is very important. I left a comment on Sally’s blog regarding advice I was given by a physiotherapist some years ago. It’s all about looking at your navel!

    1. Oh, that’s interesting Stevie, I will check out your comment 🙂

  6. That was an interesting read, Deb. I have never heard of this before.

    1. I thought so too! 🙂

  7. Thank you for sharing this Debby, I know I used to have a terrible ‘slouch’ many years of working over a sewing machine.. 🙂 I remember in my teens my Dad used to wack me between the shoulder blades, telling me to stand straight!.. ( a conditioning of his own teen years as he was in the Scots Guards in the Army..) One soon learnt to stand straight to attention.. 🙂

    1. Well, that’ll work! Lol. Seriously, glad you found this interesting and good on you for keeping check on your posture. 🙂 <3 xxxx

  8. Great posts by Sally, Debby. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. I thought it was something of interest to share for all us writers in particular. 🙂 x

  9. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You are welcome. 🙂

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