You might not think the act of standing would be fraught with problems given that we have two legs for the purpose, writes Noel Kingsley. Last week we told how the Alexander Technique helped posture and poise. Among its fans is former James Bond Pierce Brosnan. This week we look at how it can help standing without strain. Difficulties occur when we over-stiffen some muscles to compensate for the under-use of others, causing a combination of collapse and stiffness.