Category Archives: Posture

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 ...

Sitting Upright Without Tension

99% of adults I work with cannot sit upright without creating massive amounts of tension in their backs. Since primary school age we've been told to "sit up straight" but never taught how it is achieveable without gripping the back muscles tightly. This infographic built by The Washington Post explains all of the reasons why sitting is bad for Continue reading ...

Breathing For Acid-Alkaline Balance

Last week I met a wellness crusader who frequents the retreat often for rejuvenation and reset. She has a team of people helping her churn out beautiful publications on self-help and quitting sugar. We talked about acid-alkaline diets, sleep quality and strategies for both. Nowadays the in-thing to know something about is acid-alkaline dieting so Continue reading ...

Sitting in Dodgy Chairs in Coffee Shops

Coffee shops and restaurants are notorious for their uncomfortable, slump-inducing seating. Turning over customers is afterall what business is all about and a comfortable chair is not a helpful part of that equation. It's a bit like the car seat theory. If you feel super comfortable for the that first 15 minute test drive then your impression of Continue reading ...

Furniture For Primary School Children

The past few weeks I've been researching furniture for our local primary school. A new building has been approved and if I can find options that fit within the budget we could revolutionise school life for these kids. My dream is to turn this little valley school into a test case for Alexander technique and leading edge ergonomics within the Queensland Continue reading ...

Airline Seats and Nursing Home Posture

A picture says a thousand words but one phrase always gets me looks of fear at my weekly presentations. "Nursing home posture". Did you cringe? Well if you take a quick scan of yourself as you're reading this then it might add some weight to my point. My dear young mum, whom I'm on the way to see in Perth as I type in this story, lives in a nursing Continue reading ...

How not to use a smartphone waiting for a Tram

Waiting for a Tram in Melbourne the other day I snapped this typical scene beside me. Very few people don't use their smartphone like this young girl. Locked knees in standing posture already creates a compressing curvature through the lower spine. Add a screen held low and you've put the icing on the cake of postural degradation. The force of Continue reading ...

Ergonomics, Don’t spend thousands

The statistics on sitting are being flashed louder and louder in our eyes and ears these days. "The new smoking", "stand up to answer the phone","every hour of seated TV time cuts 22 minutes from our life" . Of late, more people are coming to me about stand up desks...the new craze that's making desk manufacturers a bucket load. Let me ask you this. Do Continue reading ...