Better Ways to Sit, Stand, Move & Present Yourself to the World
“Stand up straight!” “Pull your shoulders back!” As children, we were told to have good posture. Yet we were seldom taught effective ways to accomplish this. Indeed, we were often not even told just what “good posture” is.
The consequences of this information gap can be seen all around us: stiff necks, shoulders hunched forward or pulled tightly back, restricted breathing, and tightness in the thighs, legs and ankles. Backaches, headaches, and other painful symptoms are often the unfortunate result.
The Posture Page provides practical information about two related methods that have a history of helping people improve their posture – the Alexander Technique and Up With GravitySM
The essentials of Up With GravitySM can usually be learned on your own, without the help of a teacher. The Alexander Technique is most often learned in individual lessons and in groups with the help of a trained teacher, although it is possible to do a good deal of useful studying on your own. The principles of the Alexander Technique are also sometimes taught at a distance using Skype, Zoom, or other similar platforms.
Either of these processes can be extremely effective in helping you improve your posture. They are even more powerful when used together.