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Poor posture can interfere with mobility, breathing, circulation and digestion. It can contribute to overuse injuries to hands, arms and shoulders and it can affect our sense of wellbeing. Drawing on her 30 years of experience as a teacher of the Alexander Technique, Carolyn Nicholls explains exactly how to eliminate tension throughout the body and improve habitual patterns of movement. Carolyn Nicholls identifies typical behaviours that can result in unhealthy posture and explains how they can be improved. In The Posture WorkbookCarolyn Nicholls identifies 5 key exercises to improve posture, awareness, flexibility and mobility. These '5-A-Day' exercises teach how to move more freely and easily and show how to live life free from postural pain. The Posture Workbookexplains exactly how problems arise - whether through holding tension in certain parts of the body or relying on unhelpful, habitual patterns of movement. Carolyn Nicholls is the founder and Head of Training at the Brighton Alexander Technique College, UK and a national advisor on clinical trials on back pain. Her first book, Body, Breath and Being a new guide to the Alexander Techniqueis a great critical and commercial success.
Carolyn Nicholls is an internationally recognised expert on the Alexander technique and has been teaching people to improve their body use and posture for over 30 years. She is an investigative consultant to a national clinical trial on back pain and runs her own busy practice in Brighton, UK. She is the director of the flagship teacher-training course for Alexander teachers in Brighton and has pioneered many programmes to bring postural awareness to thousands of people both locally and internationally. She is the author of ‘Body, Breath & Being: a new guide to the Alexander Technique. She teaches and lectures in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Table of Contents
Chapter One - Redefining Posture
Chapter Two - Keys to better posture
Chapter Three - Standing and sitting
Chapter Four - Posture and Pain, Posture and Breathing
Chapter Five - Shoulder, arm, wrist and hand, Personal Posture stories
Specifically designed Postural exercises including the ‘5-A-Day’ exercises
Chapter 9 - The Complete Active Rest exercises
Chapter 10 - Other Exercises for posture and balance