Proper posture is not a static "place" to be. It is not a "correct position" to be held throughout your work day. Posture is dynamic. It is a direction and that "direction" is one of length and width... One of stability and freedom at the same time. How is this accomplished?
Awareness. Many of us go through our day very unaware of how we are using our bodies. Then, when something begins to hurt we pull ourselves into a "better posture" usually one that involves sitting up straight. But, if we are not mindful we will simply exchange one poor position for another.
A neutral posture is never one that creates strain, tension, gripping, or holding. Think of posture as your breath - always gently moving within a soft but defined boundary.
At CHARM postural correction starts with awareness. Where are you holding tension? What are your tendencies for gripping? Where is neutral? How do you give your body opportunity to learn how to let go and then how to gently stabilize in neutral throughout your day? Typing? Working? Driving? Exercising?
Breathing is the most important aspect of attaining a neutral posture and then stabilizing within it during dynamic motion. The rib cage is a focal point in understanding and gently taking command of this dynamic postural stability. We utilize Postural Restoration, Alexander, Somatic, and Functional Integration techniques to improve awareness, body use, stabilization, and proper movement patterns.
Postural education is combined with providing your body the opportunity to stabilize and move within proper chains using the Redcord / Neurac Method. Read More.