Itty BITY

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My last post was about how we disrespect the head-spine relationship by pushing the head and neck forward toward objects that we interact with—such as our book, fork or a coffee cup.

Each and every time you push (or drop) your head and neck forward toward objects you are encouraging what has often been called Forward Head Posture. Continue reading “Itty BITY”

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Your Head-Spine Relationship

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By now you have probably realized that your Nodding Joint only allows you to look up and down so far before the spine starts getting involved. The range of motion of the joint is somewhat limited.

For example, if you are sitting in a chair and have your tablet computer flat on the table in front of you, your Nodding Joint does not allow enough range of motion to easily look down without curling your spine forward and collapsing your torso down.

So, you need to bring the tablet closer to your head. But holding it gets tiring.

So, what to do? Continue reading “R-E-S-P-E-C-T Your Head-Spine Relationship”

What is Posture? (Part 1)

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So what is posture?

If I have a student who comes to me for help with improving her posture I start by finding out what she means by posture. Because how she chooses to think about, define and conceptualize posture is going to impact how she is going to try to improve it. And the stumbling block to improving her posture can very well start with how she is thinking about posture.

Continue reading “What is Posture? (Part 1)”