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A musician is in pain and recently wrote to me for a lesson time. However, he’s working so many hours he doesn’t have time to come in. Catch 22…

Sound familiar?

I wrote to him, offering some times and suggested that it’s a matter of priorities.

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Hello my friends,

Come to an Alexander Technique workshop at Dance Vita Ballroom Studio this Saturday, July 14, 3:30-4:30 pm, in San Mateo: Alexander Technique – Alleviate Pain and Improve Line and Flow

This will be the second workshop in a series, however I’ll refresh the basics, so everyone is welcome.

Note from last week: some people found relief from pain just in that one hour. I tell you, this is helpful and if you have back pain or you dance, I hope you come!

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Hello my friends!

Do you have back pain? This is a brief video with one scientist’s view of the Alexander Technique. Sharon Gourdji came for lessons because of low back pain that had persisted over a number of years. Half a dozen lessons later, she is feeling better.

She is also a dancer and has some insights on unexpected benefits that she found:

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Hello my friends,

Thanks so much for stopping by again. It’s always nice to take a moment to say hi. If you are on a personal quest for health and fitness, I’m glad to talk with you. I am very thankful for my own health and do not take it for granted!

Here are some quick highlights of the past year:

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Hello my friends!

The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) Gains National Visibility

Over 600 teachers nationwide, and 3,500 teachers internationally, are reaching out to help people understand how this work helps relieve back pain by 85%, help balance, reduce tension and help people relieve stress, both mind and body. This is the 8th annual International Alexander Awareness Week!

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Hello friends!

I am very happy to share an article in the current Journal for the California Dental Hygienists’ Association (CDHA).

Click on this link to download the article: Working Pain-Free: The Alexander Technique

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Hello my friends!

It is morning and I’m sitting here with my coffee, listening to NPR. Sitting here reminds me that too much sitting leaves many of us aching at the end of the day. Sitting is literally a pain.

Musicians have double trouble; some of them sit to play and all of them use their hands and arms in repetitive motions. There must be something wrong with the way we sit, the way we use our arms, or it wouldn’t hurt. It’s not supposed to; really, it’s not.

Basically, we need to figure out what it is that we are doing that is connected with our pain. Are we slumping? Tensing up and hunching over? Obviously, if we could tell, we wouldn’t do it! What are some ways out of this endless loop? Keep reading…for one of them…
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