If you find you tend to stand with your hip joints pushed forward and your upper back thrown backward you are in good company.
As you observe others you will see how ubiquitous this detrimental habit is. Continue reading “Let Your Spine Be Like an Apple Core”
No, a Knee Locker is not a locker at the gym to keep you knees in. It is someone who habitually locks their knees when standing.
What does standing with locked knees actually mean? More importantly, why should you care? Continue reading “Knee Locker”
How did your observations go? Have a chance to check out any mannequins?
Above is a picture of mannequins in a New York City shop window taken by my colleague, Lindsay Newitter (check out her fun blog)
So you see even the mannequins are standing with their hip joints pushed forward.
Why is standing with your hip joints pushed forward so detrimental? Continue reading “A New Use for Your Countertop”
To follow this post I suggest that you get good and acquainted with your hip joints—where your legs connect to your pelvis.
Alexander teachers are very interested in the head-spine relationship. I would go so far as to say that the head—spine relationship is the Primary relationship in your body. It is the first relationship you want to pay some attention to but not the only relationship. Another very important relationship is that of the pelvis to the legs.
What you are habitually doing with your pelvis will affect your head—spine relationship and vice versa.
When you stand what do you do with your pelvis? Where do you park your hip joints? Do you even know? Continue reading “Where Are You Parking Your Hip Joints?”
My friends have a wonderful dog named Ozzie who loves agility training. Ozzie has been participating in agility competitions for the past few years. If you are not familiar with dog agility competitions they are the events where dogs are led through a variety of obstacles, such as tunnels, teeter totters, poles and jumps. The goal is for the handler to lead the dog through the course as quickly and accurately as possible.
At one all day competition about a year ago Ozzie had been entered in several events—and as it turned out, one too many events. Continue reading “Take a Lesson from Ozzie”