How To Read A Book Comfortably

Before I took Alexander lessons, I never thought about the way I read books. I never thought about my sitting mechanics. I never thought about the strain of holding a book up.

Nuitsmani comments on one of my videos on how to sit: “When reading a book (or writing) I put my book (or journal) on the table. And so I need to bend my head down. Is it a right thing to do? Or should I bend from my hips while keeping my head aligned with my back?”

I would recommend putting the book or journal under some pillows on your lap. I use three pillows.

I also read standing up, allowing my book to rest on the back of my chair.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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