Postural challenges are increasing as we have become a society of people living from our heads more often than not.
Think of it, even when you do yoga, you tend to let your educated mind decide what your body ought to do and how to move. In fact, you trust your yoga teacher more than your own whole-body intelligence.
So you micro-manage your body parts in an effort to reach what you THINK is the perfect pose expression. You micro-manage your shoulders and back to reach what you THINK is your best posture. But is it? Who knows whether it is or not?
Your teacher knows the way the pose is meant to look like, but does she know your body? Can she guess how your body is feeling as you are doing your pose? Only your whole body intelligence can.
There is a mechanism within you that is designed to handle your best balance, coordination, and posture. When you micro-manage your body, you prevent this mechanism to do its job. That is why pulling your shoulders back does not last and you find yourself slouching within minutes if not seconds.
Learning about that mechanism and how to activate it is the secret to clearing posture issues and to gain increased freedom from the consequences of poor posture: namely, neck, shoulders and back tension.
If you are interested in learning more, please join me and others for my FREE WEBINAR this weekend to give you an experience of this mechanism. For more info, click on the following link:
Cecile Raynor has been teaching the Alexander Technique for over 25 years out of which came her B.I.A. Process to assist yogis in enhancing their practice bypassing the intellect. She is also a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist and a Reiki Practitioner. Faculty at Akasha Yoga Teacher Training, she runs a 12 months Mastermind for Yoga Teachers with a Vision, and a 90 Day Virtual Program for trainees, new teachers and committed yoga practitioners interested in using their body more efficiently on and off the mat in a way not taught in regular training courses. She is currently writing a book on her personal and professional experience to be published this year.