If you Google “pillars of health” you’ll find lots of lists. The 3 pillars of health—good nutrition, exercise, and sleep—are joined by the 4 pillars of health, the 5 pillars of health, and even the 6 pillars of health. But nowhere in these lists is posture mentioned as one of the pillars. I did find it in one of the lists under “active lifestyle” along with a myriad of other things.
As a professional in a field that deals with postural education, I’m not surprised in the least. Posture is typically overlooked as a contributing factor in things from back pain and breathing to digestion and headaches. Continue reading “Posture Tip #1: Keep Your Head in the Game”
The word Neck figures prominently in the English language.
Some days, your coworker is “a pain in the neck”. Some days, she may frustrate you so much that you could “wring her neck”.
Your boss can “breathe down your neck” pressuring you to finish that report by the end of the day. And you don’t know how you are going to get it done because you are “up to your neck” in so much work.
You can “stick your neck out” to help a friend in trouble.
And on and on.
The problem with talking about the Neck is that over time it becomes its own thing. Continue reading “How Language Shapes Us”
When you are studying and learning about posture as an adult, you can learn a lot from little people. Continue reading “What Your Toddler Can Teach You”
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”
Changing your posture is not an easy task. If you are reading this blog you’ve probably come to that conclusion.
From the get go how you think about, define and conceptualize posture is going to impact how you try to improve it (and from my experience) your success in doing so.
But there are some obstacles you face when you try to improve your posture that you may not even realize. Becoming aware of these hidden obstacles can be a great help. Continue reading “Hidden Obstacles to Improving Your Posture”