Posture Tip #1: Keep Your Head in the Game

Read Time: 4 min
headshot of young woman

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”

Posture and Your Circle of Attention

Read Time: 3 min
young woman intently focused on laptop

Let’s face it, part of the problem with working on your posture is that your posture is happening all the time. Your posture is what you’re doing right now. Not how you were sitting 10 minutes ago. And not how you’re going to be standing 10 minutes from now.

You’ve got to figure out some manageable way to pay some attention to yourself a little more often during the day. That’s the real challenge.

I have a suggestion. Continue reading “Posture and Your Circle of Attention”

Shazam! (why good posture is like a healthy diet)

Read Time: 3 min
child with magic wand

I just finished teaching a three-week introductory class in the Alexander Technique.

At the first meeting, I asked the students to write down how they define posture. The point was not to have the right definition. The point was for them to consider how they were currently thinking about posture.

At the last meeting, students shared what they’d take away from the class. Continue reading “Shazam! (why good posture is like a healthy diet)”