12 things you may not know will give you bad posture

The Causes of Bad Posture and How to Identify them

“Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.” Virginia Woolf

Posture is a reflex-controlled system within the nervous system. It is subconscious, so you don’t have to continuously be “thinking” about keeping it correct.

Obviously, it appears that it isn’t perfect since many people have poor posture. Why? Remember that your brain needs to be stimulated appropriately and needs the right fuel in order to work correctly. Before getting into what your brain needs in order to serve your posture well, let’s look at the things we do that don’t serve our posture well. [Read more…]

Is your posture sending the wrong message?

The Good the Bad and the Ugly of Human Posture

“A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.” Morihei Ueshiba

When you are next in a busy place take a moment to look at the people around you. Notice the position of their head, shoulders and hips. How they move their arms when walking and the curves of their back and neck. You will be amazed at the number of postural variations that you see.

Pick out those whom appear to have the best posture. Are you surprised that you actually “know” how to recognize good posture. [Read more…]