The New Rules of Posture

The New Rules of Posture

How to Sit, Stand, and Move in the Modern World

Paperback - 2007
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In The New Rules of Posture, Mary Bond approaches postural changes from the inside out. She explains that healthy posture comes from a new sense we can learn to feel, not by training our muscles into an ideal shape. Drawing from 35 years of helping people improve their bodies, she shows how habitual movement patterns and emotional factors lead to unhealthy posture. She contends that posture is the physical action we take to orient ourselves in relation to situations, emotions, and people; in order to improve our posture, we need to examine both our physical postural traits and the self-expression that underlies the way we sit, stand, and move. The way we walk, she says, is our body's signature. Bond identifies the key anatomical features that impact alignment, particularly in light of our modern sedentary lives, and proposes six zones that help create postural changes: the pelvic floor, the breathing muscles, the abdomen, the hands, the feet, and the head. She offers self-help exercises that enable healthy function in each zone as well as information on basic ergonomics and case histories to inspire us to think about our own habitual movements. This book is a resource for Pilates, yoga, and dance instructors as well as healthcare professionals in educating people about postural self-care so they can relieve chronic pain and enjoy all life activities with greater ease.
Publisher: Rochester, VT : Healing Arts Press, c2007.
ISBN: 9781594771248
Branch Call Number: 613.78
Characteristics: xii, 225 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.


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Dec 10, 2017

Very helpful book. Many of clients have used this book to complement their Rolfing Structural Integration series, or simply to use on its own. Explains how to do everyday motions - it's the User's Guide to the Body that we've always needed.


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