JUST DO IT has been with us since Nike launched its well known ad campaign in 1988. This slogan epitomizes how our culture typically attempts to solve our various problems.
Postural problems? Just give me the strengthening/stretching/postural exercises and I’ll just do it! Fixed! Maybe you have already tried this approach and it just hasn’t worked.
That is because Doing itself is often part of the problem. Continue reading “Pause for Better Posture”
Try this experiment—this works best if you have two identical chairs. Continue reading “Beware the Backward Sloping Chair”
Let’s stay down at the bottom end of the spine and get more acquainted with the pelvis. Continue reading “Your Bottom Belongs Behind You”
I have spent quite a bit of time explaining what your head is (skull and lower jaw), where your skull balances on top of your spine (way up high between your ears) and the function of your Nodding Joint (to look up and down). This all in order to help you evaluate, and if need be, correct your body map of the head-spine.
Body map? Huh? Continue reading “Your Waist is Like a Unicorn”
Go for a walk around your room. Walk the way you normally do.
Now tighten your neck and pull the weight of your head down toward your spine. Don’t worry about doing it correctly. Just do it. While you maintain that downward pull go for your walk again and see what you experience.
How does your body feel? How about your breathing? Continue reading “Is Someone Pulling on your Ponytail?”