Sunday, November 28, 2010

Forget the S-curve

Paleo Playbook: Posture:

While I am not totally convinced, Esther Gokhale's ideas are interesting:

"Forget the S-curve. A true spine forms more of a J, where the bottom part of the J is your butt sticking out, and your upper spine is flat up all the way through the neck. Years of sitting unnaturally and carrying backpacks are the likely culprit of our modern incorrect posture."

Monday, October 11, 2010

The More You Lift, the Worse You Look?

T NATION | The More You Lift, the Worse You Look?:

"What We Compress, Expands

Not long ago, I had one of those twin-epiphany moments that provided clarity for life. I attended a late night Bikram Yoga session and discovered that the harder I pulled myself into a position, the more my body responded during the rest period by expanding. Literally, what we compress, expands."

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sleep Posture

Sleep Posture | Mark's Daily Apple:

"Whether you’re in bed, on a cot, or on the floor, the key is to lengthen your spine. You touch ground with your sacrum, lay your palms on the ground, and slowly lower yourself back, taking care to actively lengthen your spine – vertebrae by vertebrae – by pushing through your hands. The result is an oddly awkward feeling; you really do feel longer than normal. It takes a few minutes to get used to it, but it’s an incredibly comfortable way to lie down."

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Quadratus Lumborum Stretch

Quadratus Lumborum Stretch:

"The quadratus lumborum muscles, together with the illiopsoas, are a common cause of lower back pain."

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bone Deep Strength

YouTube - Bone Deep Strength:

Kathleen Porter on posture