Imagine how it would feel to:
- be pain free
- be aware of how you carry yourself – to feel strong, alive, upbeat and motivated
- move your body more efficiently, leading to more energy and improved clarity of mind
What would this mean for you and your current lifestyle and future goals?
The human body has evolved over time to become what it is today. Unfortunately, modern society does not reflect the movements our ancestors performed on a daily basis. We are not designed to sit in chairs and stare at our computer, phone, and television screens. We are built to walk, run, climb, swing, throw, and play everyday. When we sacrifice these natural movements patterns in daily life, our posture suffers.
When alignment and posture become compromised, our other body systems cannot perform correctly. This will not only affect our body, but our minds as well. Did you know that – adults spend 70% of their waking hours sedentary through prolonged or excess sitting? The risks of this habitual behaviour, as a result, have lead to an increased prevalence of chronic disease and illness including: cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure, poor circulation), type 2 diabetes, weight gain, back/neck pain, muscle degeneration, osteoporosis and mental health. It is an alarming stat but the good news is we can do something about it.
To change a habit we must first be aware. Awareness is KEY! It is estimated that up to 90% of our daily activities are based on habits. So if we are aware that our sitting or standing posture is out of alignment due to pain or our movement patterns are causing pain then we can make a change to correct it! Building a strong mind-body connection allows you to regain control to address posture and movement dysfunction.
In this course we will cover why posture is important, the basic concepts on proper alignment in both standing and sitting, how to move mindfully and use your body as it was intended, the important pillars of posture, how to release tension and exercises to promote proper posture and alignment.
* Please note this program or advice should not replace you seeing a Doctor for a professional medical opinion.