"Flora came into our office to teach the Alexander technique and it was an all-around wonderful experience! She really knows her craft! Plus, she is so comfortable, personable, and relaxed it made the process of learning much less intimidating. She explained why this method works in a really clear way, and how our bodies and postures change over time (so enlightening). She also help each person in my group find alignment standing, and sitting at our desks (including recommendations for proper desk height, sitting position, etc)! Thanks for the great experience Flora!" Niquita W. Annmarie Skincare, Berkeley, CA
"I scheduled Flora to come to our office and give us some tips and tricks for how to be poised at the computer. She helped us to learn about our posture, and the best ways to be sitting at our desks throughout the day. She was incredibly easy to communicate with, and always got back to me quickly! She really went above and beyond with our training and even did custom ergonomic measurements and suggestions for each of our team members (about 10 people!!).
Working with Flora couldn't have been better! It went great, and I highly recommend her to anyone else who's interested in doing a similar training for their office :) She's super personable, friendly and open which made the training really comfortable for our team. We loved it!" Courtney H. , Annmarie Skincare, Berkeley, CA
"...You may want to stand up while you read this -- and a lot of other stuff. Experts now say you should start standing up at work for at least two hours a day -- and work your way toward four.
That's a long-awaited answer for a growing number of workers who may have heard of the terrible health effects of prolonged sitting and been wondering whether they should buy standing desks or treadmill desks.
Today, the average office worker sits for about 10 hours, first all those hours in front of the computer, plowing through e-mails, making calls or writing proposals — and eating lunch. And then all those hours of sitting in front of the TV or surfing the Web at home.
Medical researchers have long warned that prolonged sitting is dangerous, associated with a significantly higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and depression, as well as muscle and joint problems. Some have gone on to say that the office chair is worse for your health than smoking and kills more people than HIV. Even working out vigorously before or after work may not compensate for extending sitting..."
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