I’m sure you’ve seen those movies that show people in different parts of the world carrying water on their heads. Why would any one do that? Why don’t they just use their arms? This is an interesting question. The answer is because they are allowing their skeleton to carry the weight for them instead of their muscles.
Carrying water on your head is a perfect example of posture. It’s probable that when you think of posture you think of Charm School girls walking back and forth with books on their heads. While that is a funny image posture is actually one of the most important aspects of health. The human body craves alignment. When we are properly aligned, our bones, not our muscles, support our muscles. When you have correct posture you feel healthier and have more energy.
Dr. Dirk Woodmansee says, “The most immediate problem with poor posture is that it creates a lot of chronic muscle tension as the weight of the head and upper body must be supported by the muscles instead of the bones. This effect becomes more pronounced the further your posture deviates from your body’s center of balance.” (read more)
Poor posture distorts the alignment of the bones and creates, poor health, less energy, and lot’s of pain. As Noble Prize Laureate Dr. Roger Sperry said, “the more mechanically distorted a person is, the less energy is available for thinking, metabolism, and thinking.” To find out how Dr. Dirk Woodmansee can help you increase your quality of life through better posture, contact us today. It’s your life… live it in health!