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 Martyn Jones
  Teacher of the Alexander Technique
  Martyn Jones, Teacher of Alexander Technique, Bracknell, Berkshire
  Phone: 01344 445853
  Mobile: 07773 276789
  Email:  martynjones75@ntlworld.com

Martynís Top Ten Tips for Office Life

  1. Do not stay in one fixed position or focus for too long. Set a timer on the computer as a reminder to check your posture or to take a break.
  2. Get some fresh air and a change of environment by taking a walk at lunch time. It is important to get out of the office, even for just 15 minutes.
  3. Get an Alexander Technique Teacher to show you how to lie down for a few minutes to let the back relax - depending on you office environment!
  4. Make sure your chair is at a good height so that your feet are on the floor or supported by a foot rest. Also, make sure that your desk and keyboard are at the right height.
  5. Sit facing squarely on to your desk . Do not twist to face your work station.
  6. Sit back in your chair for a moment, let your hands rest flat on your desk beside your keypad, lift your head to look up above your computer and take a few quiet full breaths.
  7. Keep your shoulders, neck, arms and hands free from tension. Relax and work calmly. Release your clamped jaw muscles.
  8. Do not collapse the wrist or curl the fingers.
  9. Use a telephone headset if you are using the telephone for extended periods.
  10. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

Learning the Alexander Technique can help prevent or alleviate conditions associated with undue tension or poor posture.

Copyright Martyn Jones 2010.
Martyn Jones - The Alexander Technique in Bracknell, Berkshire.