“I Am Free to Be”

“I am free to be”

Image by Rachel Shirley, Adagio Music from yesterday’s Workshop for Musicians

This image of me was taken yesterday at my last online workshop for the term.  I was working with musicians who came to learn how to look after themselves and their performance anxiety/excitement.  We were looking at one of my favourite joints.  The red mark shows where people typically experience lower back pain.

The rudimentary drawing shows in blue our actual hip joints and the green is the lowest part of the pelvis – our sit-bones.  If you think your hips are at the top of your pelvis, you will move ‘as if’ this is true and you can unconsciously create problems trying to use spine bones like hip joints.  No wonder they shout No! in the voice of pain.  

It is this misuse of your structure that can lead to slipped discs and sciatica and lower back pain.  One part of the Alexander process is learning to more accurately know where your joints really are so you can re-learn healthy movement patterns.  Relearning consciously can take moments, and putting it into real-life moments can take weeks and months. Our habits usually rule our lives, and changing habits of thought and movement – well that is what I help people do.  

I mentor people how to apply this learning, and practice it to their everyday movements to restore good functioning in their structure, balance and stability and learn to use the right parts of themselves for the right movement.

If you are interested to learn this for yourself, it is best to have a teacher.  Just as people learn musical instruments with a teacher and have regular lessons, I recommend people learn to use themselves well with regular support for their individual problems and the solution they want to achieve.

If you would like to know more and how this can work for you, please schedule a free 15 minute conversation with me to see how I can best help you.

Whilst I am just going to head off on a couple of weeks holidays with my son, you can now book online at your own convenience and have an online lessons in August called Skype/Zoom or a One-to-One which will be in the park nearby me in S11.  

I’m planning to reopen the doors to my home studio for you in September.  I will continue working outdoors and online from now on too.

Just click here to see my online calendar 
and I look forward to seeing you when I’m back.  I have one or two places still available on Monday 10 August, and then from Monday 17th August.  

I wish you well, and hope you enjoy the next few weeks whilst I’m off-line doing what You do.

“I am free to be”

with love and good wishes for your health

Written by Lucy Ascham, Body & Soul Energy Expert

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What My Clients Say

“No pain in the night, no pain when I got up, no pain when I went for a run and no pain now! It’s much more than I expected, thank you! "


"It is as though I have been gifted an entirely new lens through which to view human behaviour, and it is a lens of compassion and empathy like no other. Due to this, I have been able to come to terms with the way my family operates, which has proven to be a great relief. I would definitely recommend working with Lucy. She held such a safe space for me and my vulnerability with great compassion and authenticity."


"Using these techniques has helped me reduce the day-to-day tension I’ve developed over a lifetime of anxious habits and hypersensitivity. It’s been amazing to re-learn how my body works, and how to swap out the survival mechanisms that got me so far, for habits more in keeping with how my body is happier to work."

Alex Booer

“I’ve been doing the Alexander Technique with Lucy over the past few months and my posture has improved enormously. I have a greater awareness of how my body functions and can recognise the signs of when I’m falling into bad habits."

Paul Tolton, Actor

"I feel present. Nice to feel here, not racing ahead. I have a more measured, calm approach. I’m less reactive and am learning to look after myself and choose my responses.”


"I had a traumatic accident a few years ago. After you ‘wriggled’ my head it felt weird – and really good. I could walk evenly for the first time in years!! I’m making friends with my body.”

Zoe, Singer

"I have been happily surprised and have learned a lot about how my muscles and spine behave when I let them. I rapidly realised that AT is not in the least pseudoscience, rather it teaches one to be aware of how the body is holding itself."

Julian Davis, Retired Professor of Medicine & Pianist

"I've just had two enjoyable and useful sessions with Lucy on Zoom. I had been doubtful about how it would work but I was pleased with how it went. Of course, nothing is as good as face-to-face but we are where we are and this was great and has helped me to progress as I had hoped. Thank you. Looking forward to the next ones!"


"Lucy's sessions are amazing. Her unique blend of skills helped me have good posture without effort. Before this, I had seen many physiotherapists and osteopaths, but the pain kept coming back within a few weeks. Even after my first session with Lucy, the difference was so clear that my friends commented on it. After several months, the effects are being maintained with her support."




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