Hello my friends,
Did you mom tell you to sit up straight?
She was right about posture, although I'd say there is a much easier way to wonderful posture and poise. It's called the Alexander Technique. It's a method of undoing the poor habits we've picked up over a lifetime and allowing our natural, upright posture to re-emerge. Send me a note if you'd like to chat, it's on me. Happy Mother's Day!
The American Journal of Pain Managemen, 1994, 4: 36-39 says it all:
Posture affects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production.
Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse, and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture.
The most significant influences of posture are upon respiration, oxygenation, and sympathetic function. Ultimately, it appears that homeostasis and autonomic regulation are intimately connected with posture. The corollary these observations that many symptoms, including pain, may be moderated or eliminated by improved posture.
with special thanks to my colleague in the U.K, Adrian Farrell, for this quote.