The Culture of Posture Blog Series #1: A Culture of Discomfort

The Culture of Posture Blog Series #1: A Culture of Discomfort

What laws of nature, our genetic code and our musculoskeletal structure are we systematically ignoring as a culture? How can we return to a friendly relationship with gravity, trading muscular tension and imbalance for enhanced energy and vitality? There are many populations around the world where human bodies function beautifully, without pain, until the day they die. Beginning around WWI, in industrialized societies like ours, preventable chronic and sporadic physical discomfort has evolved into an epidemic.

Just like language, how we sit, stand, walk and carry things are behaviors we learn by modeling, from our parents, friends, school and our environment. The musculoskeletal structure, however, is not really amenable to contemporary creative interpretation and you can only ignore universal laws for so long before you experience disk degenerating, muscular imbalance and physical discomfort, which we are now experiencing in epic proportion. There is hope for us and you are being called to be a leader in this cultural movement. Read on...

 

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