What is bad posture?
Does ‘sit up straight’ work? Is it unbalanced posture muscles, compensating tension! How do you ease it without gadgets.
What is an unbalanced system?
When a muscle system becomes unbalanced, the whole body goes out of whack. Some muscles are tight, others are collapsed or under-used (compensation). That’s when the easy stance that you see in a small child becomes compromised in adulthood
Postural Myths are many.
Does “sit up straight” really work? Does using gadgets work? After a while the body reverts. The muscles are fixed. The coordinating system is on “auto pilot”. Read about 5 myths about posture.
When do you really know what is best for your posture?
In order to gain the knowledge you need, take note…
- Firstly, stop the downward spiral to stop the chronic pain.
- Secondly, regain your upright birthright:
- And lastly, reclaim your natural poise and energy.
Debra Caplan, Physiotherapist and Alexander Teacher says:
“One of Nature’s most capable inventions is the human spine and all its surrounding structures. The torso is a structural triumph providing both flexibility and strength. However it can only serve us properly when used in a well-integrated way.
All too often we misuse the flexibility of the torso by continually bending from the waist as though it were a hinge. The torso should be used as one functional unit”.
In short, if we can find the true nature of a beautiful posture, we can be master of it.
Judy Dench; a most well known and famous actress has used Alexander Technique throughout her acting career. See more of famous people here
Iris Cook’s Story:
“I came because of my bad posture; I was tired, lethargic, down, depressed, and wanted more energy”. (Iris on her mid 70s, came on her doctor’s suggestion). Having done office work for a long time, it had caused me to become bent over.
Since then, I discovered through Jann that I haven’t been lifting my feet high enough when I walk…. Now the back straightens up”.
What does this mean for you?
“The Alexander Technique has helped me change. Now I can sit, walk and stand relaxed with enjoyment. I am not young and it has taken time but it has been so worth it. I want to live till I’m a hundred because there is so much to do. (laughs)”
Finally, if you learn how not to sit up straight, how to re-balance postural muscles and and ease it naturally, you gain your natural easy posture and a much better grip on life.