What is ‘Good’ posture?
Everyone is balanced under gravity in their own way, thus aiming to structure you according to another individual may leave you feeling more imbalanced with added discomforts. We compare your posture to You, and work to align your tissues in a way that brings them into equilibrium with their surrounding structures. This enables you to grow and be more stable in your new stance versus being forced into a pattern that does not compliment with your body.
Posture affects our physical health and state of well-being. ‘Good’ posture also improves our overall physical appearance and may even help increase self-confidence. Posture is impacted by exercise as well as daily activities such as standing, walking, sitting and even sleeping. Improper posture creates imbalances which puts strain on your muscles, leading to chronic pain and discomfort. Achieving proper posture involves training your body to stand, walk, sit and lie in positions where the least stress is placed on the tissues.
Postural training focuses on:
Mobility exercises – to improve range of motion and joint health by releasing tension
Fascial release – to unravel unstable and tense holding patterns within soft tissue and enable you to move freely
Yoga exercises – to build core strength and provide a solid foundation for proper limb engagement, helping you achieve pain-free movement.
Breathing exercises – to engage the diaphragm, thus lengthening the spine and improving overall posture. This also decreases the stress placed on the musculature of the shoulders, chest and neck, which is often associated with headaches and general discomfort.