Galway Educate Together National School pupils Noah Mungoma and Annette Nhani try out some Greyfox Design school seating on display during the 21st Century Schools conference at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Parents and students alike are often very vocal about the impact of individual teachers on children’s learning – for better or for worse. But do we e(...)

Cellist Martin Johnson: “The common problems we have are lower back, shoulder or neck pain.” Photograph: Alan Betson

I’m sitting in the National Concert Hall café, chatting to musicians from the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra about the mental and physical strains of(...)

Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa Bekele, centre,  always stands in good balance and alignment. Photograph: AP Photo/Scott Heppell

“Sitting is the new smoking,” is a catchphrase designed to strike fear into the hearts of office workers everywhere – and with good reason. Accumulat(...)

26/3/2013.   - HEALTH -Glenna Batson, Alexander technique teacher, at the Emmaus Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin.Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Alexander Technique teachers from Australia, North and South America and Europe gathered in Dublin last week to share their knowledge and exper(...)