Hello my friends,
It’s Sunday, May 10th; Mother’s Day.
Let me ask you. Did your mom tell you to sit up straight?
It turns out she was right…
From the American Journal of Pain Management 1994, 4: 36-39:
Posture affects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production.
Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse, and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture.
The most significant influences of posture are upon respiration, oxygenation, and sympathetic function. Ultimately, it appears that homeostasis and autonomic regulation are intimately connected with posture. The corollary these observations that many symptoms, including pain, may be moderated or eliminated by improved posture.
Alexander Technique is a gentle way to undo poor habits of movement and posture and restore your natural poise. It is a hands-on, educational method that helps you help yourself.
Studies show it has long lasting benefits for many problems often related to poor posture, including neck and back pain, as well as easing stress in the mind and body.
with special thanks to my colleague in the U.K, Adrian Farrell.
Happy Mother’s Day!