Postural challenges are an increasing problem nowadays because we have become a society of people stationed in our heads more often than not – even as we exercise. Our trainers and teachers know more about their field of expertise but they do not know our bodies and history in any specific day.
We often trust our trainer, yoga teacher and our mind more than our whole-body intelligence as if they knew better what is appropriate for us in each moment. Many will encourage us to listen to our body but do we know what that means? Unfortunately, assuming we are safe if we do not feel pain in the moment is not necessarily true. Using our body in an integrated way will always feel good but feeling good is no guarantee that we are not enhancing habitual patterns promoting excess tension or even injuries around the corner.
So you micro-manage your body parts in an effort to reach what you THINK is “correct”, be it a squat or a yoga pose. 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 trainer or teacher knows the way the pose or exercise is meant to look like, but does she know how your body is meant to express that pose in harmony with your whole-body intelligence? Can she guess how your body is feeling as you are doing your pose?
Only your whole body intelligence can. And it knows how to prevent unhappy muscles or joints.
THE TRUTH IS that 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 properly. 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, back tension or pain, and headaches.
Interested in learning more?
Then, please join me and others for my FREE GLOBAL ONLINE EVENT on September 22, 2022 to get an understanding and experience of this mechanism which promotes your body to work as a whole in an integrated way.
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See you there and then!
Cécile Raynor has been teaching for 30 years, published the Wise Way to Yoga as well as numerous articles, and she was featured several times both on TV and on an “Expanded Awareness” radio show. Her blog has been read by thousands of people in over 100 different countries. Her work is based on the Alexander Technique, the best-kept secret of Olympic athletes and famous performers. They swear by it because it allows them to perform at their best with optimal safety. Although it is now commonly used by everyone. She also created the Body Intelligence Activation Process™, a mind, body, heart and spirit work that affects her students in all aspects of their life as they experience increased wellbeing.
Cécile has been helping people with poor posture, chronic muscular tension and pain, joints issues and headaches reclaim their ease of movement, their natural good posture, and the joy and peace of mind brought by well-being. She has also been a mentor for many students interested in embodied and integrated personal growth.
Cécile can be reached by responding to this blog or by contacting her through her website: https://cecileraynor.com/