Do you like your posture? Do you feel a bit slumpy or have that nagging voice that whispers, or screams, at you to ‘sit up straight’?
Well you might be delighted to find out that you can improve your posture through your breath. Yep! Your breath and posture are undeniably intertwined. Good posture cannot happen if the breath is locked-down, trapped, restricted or underused.
Bad Posture: Okay. Okay. Confession time. In the Feldenkrais world we don’t think so much in terms of posture (i.e. how you hold yourself), rather we think in terms of organization and action—or in Moshe’s words “acture”). Regardless of semantics, inefficiently moving through the world with respect to gravity can have an impact on your overall comfort and health.
Breath awareness is so powerful that developing it can actually transform the way that you move through the world! That’s right, your posture, or acture, can find a sanctuary of ease in and through your breath. Each inhalation can be a vehicle for inspiring awareness and enhancing your ability to negotiate with gravity.