How do children develop poor posture?

How do children develop poor posture? Have you ever observed a baby sitting on the floor. They have perfect posture. Nobody is telling them to “sit up straight!” They just do this automatically. If you observe their movements you will notice something quite beautiful. They sit upright effortlessly with their pelvis positioned well to perfectlyContinue reading “How do children develop poor posture?”

Preventative vs Curative

Well-Being for the Open-Minded Sceptic #23 – Preventative vs Curative I recently finished teaching a Gokhale Method posture course. In it, I teach people how to sit, lie down, stand, bend and walk. Ha! You say, “I knew how to do all of those things from a very young age. I don’t need someone toContinue reading “Preventative vs Curative”

“Some Things to Avoid if You Want to Maintain a Healthy Back.”

People recognize that the body has a natural ability to heal and they seek ways to increase that ability. When it comes to back pain. You control your body. You can have good control when you pay attention to the messages and information you receive. You can put out fires as soon as they happenContinue reading ““Some Things to Avoid if You Want to Maintain a Healthy Back.””

Weak Pelvic Floor/Prolapse – How to keep things where they belong.

This is a subject that I hope I can shed some light on for those dedicated to kegel muscle exercises or those suffering from pelvic organ prolapse. Most people have no idea that pelvic alignment is essential for pelvic floor function. *1. The pelvic organ support system is actually a postural system not a gynecologicalContinue reading “Weak Pelvic Floor/Prolapse – How to keep things where they belong.”

Traveling -Out of your comfort zone

I have once again just returned from an overseas adventure. This time it was a trip to India for a wedding and site-seeing tour. It has always been on my bucket list of things to do. All I can say is that India is an assault on the senses! It puts you immediately out ofContinue reading “Traveling -Out of your comfort zone”

Foot Problems and how Proper Alignment can help

Bunions: occur when the big toe bone is misaligned, which can lead to extra bone growth or the growth of the fluid-filled sac at the base of the toe. Bunions can cause redness, swelling, calluses and corns, soreness, and/or pain. Conventional treatment involves avoiding tight, pointed shoes, or accommodating the bunion with felt padding, orContinue reading “Foot Problems and how Proper Alignment can help”

Long Flights – Staying healthy, getting comfortable and keeping your back in tact.

I just returned to Australia from Hawaii on a 10 1/2 hour flight. I was fortunate to have secured an isle seat. This works well as it allows me to get up easily to stretch and move around often without disturbing the people sitting next to me. In case you haven’t heard, movement on airplanesContinue reading “Long Flights – Staying healthy, getting comfortable and keeping your back in tact.”

Body Language

I have just returned from Melbourne where I did the Foundation Course for the Gokhale Method on Posture. It was a fantastic weekend of learning about primal posture and carrying one’s self in a way that is intrinsically well positioned and balanced. I was told that by working with this method you can make yourselfContinue reading “Body Language”