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Do you have painful posture?
Or, in other words, is your posture causing you pain?
No, seriously. Have you ever stopped to think that perhaps it is not your back hurting you, but rather you hurting your back?
Perhaps this is you. You go to your doctor and complain of back or neck or even jaw pain. Your doctor says, “Let’s get some imaging to see what is causing the pain.”
You might have an MRI or maybe an x-ray but nothing can be identified as the source of your pain.
Maybe your Dr. will send you off to physical therapy and that might or might not help or maybe your Dr. prescribes some pain medication that just may have undesirable side effects.
Either way, things may improve or not.
But, maybe there is another way to address painful posture!
Very often it is HOW you move that is causing the pain. By learning HOW TO MOVE BETTER, you can greatly reduce or eliminate the pain.
I want you to think about how you move.
I bet it is safe to say that you do not move like you did when you were a child.
Think about how a small child moves; easily and effortlessly. Imagine her in your mind’s eye with her long upright back and her head beautifully poised on top of her spine.
Now, look at yourself in a mirror. Notice how you sit or stand. Observe how your head is in relationship to your spine. Is it poised beautifully on top of your spine?
How your head relates to your spine impacts how well you move. This is really important!
You can learn how to move better.
I have created this free short video course that gives you some helpful tips on how to sit better called Sitting for Success. You can click here to sign up.
Why do I start with sitting? Well, sitting is part of how you move. How you sit has a big influence on how you stand, walk or even run.
In fact, the habits that you have developed around your sitting are probably the habits that you also bring to every other way that you move.
Don’t let painful posture ruin your life. Sign up for my free course here.
And while you are at it download my free PDF on 7 Ways to Turn Back the Clock. This helpful guide gives you some important yet simple tips that you can apply to help you move more easily with less muscular stress and pain. You can find the sign up just to the right of this article.
You can also purchase my Amazon bestseller Agility at Any Age: Discover the Secret to Balance, Mobility, and Confidence here.
My name is Mary Derbyshire. I am a movement and fitness coach and Alexander Technique teacher. I teach people how to move better and to move more. When you move better you feel better and when you feel better your whole life improves!
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