Good posture is not how well you balance a book on your head while walking. No, good posture is when your body is aligned in a way that places the least amount of strain on your muscles and ligaments.
This means our posture is in a never-ending conflict against gravity.
Gravity is a force constantly pushing you down- whether you are standing, sitting, or lying in bed. In any given position, the highest part of your body will bear the brunt of the force.
It’s a rare opportunity to escape from this gravitational force. Most of us will never have the chance.
On top of the daily gravity battle, our modern lifestyle has dumped a load of other challenges on us: smartphones, stress, and sedentary activities.
Think about how many times a day you are up against one, if not all of these.
Modern-day activities like driving, working on computers, communicating with smartphones, and binging on Netflix put our bodies in a position where it can feel impossible to achieve and maintain a healthy posture. But healthy posture is like a healthy diet. Neglect it, and your body will complain. If you experience any of the following, it’s time to pay attention to your posture:
- Feeling stiff
- Tightness when walking or exercising
- Trouble sleeping because you can’t get comfortable
- Clenching when trying to hold your body in yoga poses
- Digestion issues
- Fatigue and lack of motivation
Jane’s course will train your body to align, open and expand which will combat the daily challenges we’re up against. If you are already a Yogi, taking this course will significantly improve your practice on the mat.