Category Archives: Alexander Technique

Will My Knee Cartilage Grow Back?

After 20 years of practicing this particular brand of preventative self-care I’ve seen not only the logic proven over and over, but the personal experience of my own body bouncing back from injuries, accidents and stupid choices from time to time. So, OK Alexander Technique doesn’t stop you from making mistakes, but it sure helps you recover from Continue reading ...

Back Problems Don’t Begin With Disc Issues

What do you do when your back goes? That depends on how far it goes! If it goes in a big way you won't be doing anything other than stopping dead in your tracks to reach for the strongest pain killers you can find. This is the big one, the one that really gets your attention and creates the "memorable event" that you refer back to as the "Cause" Continue reading ...

Lumbar Support Causes Neck Problems, 6 Reasons Why

Ever since discovering pelvis support in an office chair I’ve understood the bad logic of lumbar support in chairs…and that’s been 12 years of comfortable sitting at my desk. But what if you can’t drag your well-designed chair with you wherever you go, I mean it has wheels… but it’s just not going to work on the train. A quick glance at Continue reading ...

Shopping Posture

A friend of mine sent these images through over the Christmas shopping period...which saved me the trouble of going out with my camera (which I've been threatening to do for months) to capture society's shopping posture. If you've followed my blog for a little while you'll know the secrets to not wearing and tearing your postural muscles, Continue reading ...

The Actor’s Secret

Betsy Polatin has written for my DIRECTION Journal and brings decades of experience working with performers. Her impressive bio is below and I highly recommend her February workshops in MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY to anyone interested in improving their performance, whether that is for an audience or simply enhancing your daily life. The flyer can be downloaded Continue reading ...

Fitness’ Missing Link

In the world of self improvement, fitness, health and wellness there is a missing link. That's a rather blanket statement Paul...why so confident? I see it in every single person I work with despite how proactively they are investing in their health... nutrition, exercise, meditation and so on. If you're visiting a practitioner (chiro, physio, massage, Continue reading ...

6 Simple Tricks to Enhance Your Balance (Part 2)

Have you started telling yourself "My balance isn't what it used to be"? Change your perception and outcomes with Part 2 of my 6 simple strategies. 4. Rigid shoes As the old saying goes, "we aren't born wearing shoes" so why do we end up imprisoning those 26 moving bones in shoes that prevent mobility? Walking barefoot is coming back into fashion. Continue reading ...

6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Balance (Part 1)

Image Flickr anthonyleungkc Have you started telling yourself "My balance isn't what it used to be"? Change your perception and outcomes with these 6 simple strategies. One of the favourite comments of people when they get to their 50's is "my balance isn't what it used to be". But is that actually true? You may have overbalanced just as often Continue reading ...

Lose Weight Look Younger 3 Steps

Of course the fat isn't going to fall off in under 3 minutes...but perception plays a big part. If a woman can paint her face to hide the years in a matter of minutes then it's possible to erase weight from your actual frame quite quickly too...if you're smart about it. So how does one look younger and lose weight in 3 minutes? Step one: Knees Locking Continue reading ...

Children, iPads and Health Nannies

One area that continues to worry me about the next generation is how we are blindly leading them down an even more destructive path than our own regarding computers, laptops and sedentary occupations. I regularly work with adults who have absolutely no awareness of their bodies when using technology. Is it any wonder that our children are similarly Continue reading ...