Stand up straight! Pull your shoulders back! As children, we were told to have good posture. Yet we were seldom taught effective ways to accomplish this. Indeed, we were often not even told just what good posture is.
The consequences of this information gap can be seen all around us: stiff necks, shoulders hunched forward or pulled tightly back, restricted breathing, and tightness in the thighs, legs and ankles. Backaches, headaches, and other painful symptoms are often the unfortunate result.
POSTURE provides information about the Alexander Technique, a time-tested method of learning how to sit, stand, and perform all your daily activities with greater ease and efficiency. The links below will take you to a full range of information about the Alexander Technique and the ways it can help you to improve your posture. At the bottom of the page, you will find more general Alexander Technique links. This site is a service of Alexander Technique Nebraska and Toronto, and Life Bridge Coaching
On Coming to Terms with the "P" Word
A physical therapist writes about Posture and the Alexander Technique.
Posture and the Alexander Technique
Posture and the Alexander Technique
Alexander Technique teachers explores the ingredients of good posture in these two articles with the same title.
How we Develop Harmful Habits of Posture and Movement
Backpacks, Kids and Us
Posture Miseducation in our Schools
Articles that explore ways in which early childhood education can create harmful posture patterns.
The Alexander Technique in the world of design: posture and the common chair - The Chair as health hazard
An excellent discussion of chair design and posture - this article can be downloaded by clicking on "sample article" under the heading "Alexander Technique"
Accent on Posture: Ease, Efficiency, and the Alexander Technique
Posture and the Alexander Technique from the Perspective of a Massage Therapist
The Effects of Posture on Learning - Insights from the Alexander Technique
Report of work done at Leeds University with children
Standing Tall With the Alexander Technique
A journalist describes how the Alexander Technique helped her improve her posture.
ABC's of Good Posture by the Father of American Education
Professor John Dewey on Posture and "Standing Up Straight"
Professor John Dewey, the "Father of American Education", writes about posture and the Alexander Technique
James Harvey Robinson on Posture
A well-known American historian's view of Posture and the Alexander Technique
Some Thoughts on Steadicam Posture
Don't be put off by the specialized title - this article is of interest to anyone who has to carry loads, or is pregnant
The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique
By far the most comprehensive Alexander Technique Web Site - includes information on finding an Alexander Technique teacher, scientific and medical research, interactive web resources and a great deal more.
A Web Site devoted to ways in which the Alexander Technique can help fulfill the posture ideals of the science of ergonomics.
The Physical Therapy and Alexander Technique Homepage
A Web Site exploring the relationship between these two fields of improving physical functioning and posture.
Pilates and Alexander
Exploration of the parallels and differences between these two men
The Posture Links Page
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Robert Rickover is a teacher of the Alexander Technique in Lincoln, Nebraska. He also teaches regularly in Toronto, Canada. Robert is on the faculty of the annual Nebraska Wesleyan University High School Solo Singer Workshop and Alexander Technique Workshops of Omaha. He is the co-host of Alexander Talk and is the Director of Alexander Technique Workshops - Bring a Workshop to Your Area and Movement Coaching by Phone and is the creator of The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique. Click here to arrange a lesson or class with Robert
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