Poor Posture

Would you keep driving your car with poor wheel alignment, causing uneven “wear and tear” on your expensive tyres, and the steering wheel giving you a morning shake-up?

Perhaps like me you’ve been one of those people who were constantly told “stand-up straight”, “keep shoulders back” and other well-meaning advice! You’d really like to change, and DO – for five minutes. It’s impossible for your body to leave its comfort zone, having been like this for years. Also our preferred posture has many causes.

If you’re constantly in a slouched or unbalanced position without good posture, fatigue takes its toll.

  • Extra energy is needed to keep your unbalanced body functioning.
  • Your muscles have to work hard just to hold you up.
  • You waste energy just moving, leaving you without the extra energy you need to feel good.

A slouched posture also means less oxygen due to shallow breathing. Less oxygen is going to the muscles, various organs of the body and especially the brain. I need my brain most days. Don’t you?

No more limping!

After kinesiology treatment, in the second photo, you can see the appearance of straightening and lengthening.

Over the weeks a posture change has happened.

A knee injury, his presenting symptom, improved greatly, eliminated his pain and he regained normal movement.

No more limping!

Recently seen jogging on the beach with his dog!

A wonderful transformation in just 4 weeks

Here’s a young woman before kinesiology with pain since she cannot remember when, constantly visiting doctors and specialists. Justifiably unhappy.

Her change in posture is amazing.

You can clearly see the change in attitude and confidence, even without the blanked out enormous grin.

Go Girl!

I just love to watch people walk down my clinic corridor after a kinesiology treatment wearing the most enormous grin, feeling, in their words “loose”, “floating”, “positive”, “powerful”, “energised”, “that’s weird”… the adjectives are amazing!

Yep – a well-kept secret to better health is POSTURE

Many of the symptoms that naturopaths hear from clients are

  • tiredness,
  • lethargy,
  • no energy, and
  • lack of interest in life.

“It’s your adrenals”, they say. Perhaps it could be described differently, as posture-induced fatigue? Whichever way you look at it and whatever the reasons for poor posture, it creates strain within your body.

So how can you check your posture?

Get out your ipad and get someone to take photos from all views: front, sides and back. Remember to stand in a normal way.

Look at:

  • position of head and shoulders
  • distance of arms from each side of your body
  • can you draw a line through ear, shoulder, hip and ankle – is it straight?

Anything else you notice?

A walking video can be informative. Motion should be fluid and your body balanced.

There are many reasons for poor posture or body imbalance, some to do with self-image, some
due to injury, some due to work and lifestyle.

Your posture is as importance as diet, exercise and sleep to have great, long lasting health. If you want to improve how you look, how you feel and the impression you make on people, kinesiology is a way to make the changes!

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