Full disclosure – I used to ‘correct’ people’s posture all the time. I use to tell them they weren’t sitting properly or standing properly and that if they just tried harder, they would feel better.

Now I know better, so I do better.

Now I discuss posture with my 1:1 clients…But I’m not showing them how to ‘fix’ their posture.

Instead, I’m showing them how to listen to the signals their body is giving them that it needs a change.

I’m showing them the range of what their body can (and can’t) do.

And I’m showing them how to access different positions and ranges of movement so that their body can get the variety it is craving.

So yes, posture is still relevant. But maybe not in the way you thought it was.

All about Posture

  • Posture is the position in which you hold your body when you’re standing or sitting
  • There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to hold your body.
  • There is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ posture.
  • Sure, there are ways we position our bodies that look better to us than others; ways that are more aesthetically pleasing.
  • But does this actually make them better for our bodies?
  • The truth is, most people aren’t even aware of their posture until they see their reflection in a window, a photo of themselves (that they weren’t expecting), or until someone close to them comments on it.
  • You might feel pain when you sit or stand.
  • You might assume it’s because of how you sit or stand.
  • But the problem isn’t that you’re doing it wrong.
  • The problem is that you’re doing it for too long.
  • The body craves variety.
  • It doesn’t like holding the same position for long periods of time.
  • It doesn’t want to do the same movement in the same way every.single.time.
  • So you can stop blaming your bad posture for your pain, and instead look for ways to inject variety into your day.