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Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living: The Practice of Mindful Alignment


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Restoring healthy posture from childhood for relief from chronic pain, easy flexibility, and enduring strength and vitality well into old age andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Offers 12 physical exercises to become mindful of your posture and discover pain-free alignment of your pelvis, rib cage, shoulders, neck, and back andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Provides simple yet detailed instructions on how to sit, stand, walk, bend, get up from a chair, sit to meditate, sleep, and practice yoga with proper alignment andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Includes full-color diagrams and posture photographs from around the world andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Our bones are the framework of support for our bodies, much like the wall studs and beams of a house. Yet the alignment of the skeleton along the vertical axis of gravity is largely overlooked today, even by fitness experts and yoga teachers. In a culture of cocked hips, sauntering models, and slouching TV watchers, where andldquo;chin up, shoulders back, stomach inandrdquo; is believed to be good posture, we have forgotten what healthy alignment looks and feels like--leading to chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain for millions. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Sharing photographs from around the world of andldquo;gurusandrdquo; of natural posture and authentic strength, such as women in their 80s who easily carry heavy loads on their heads and toddlers learning to walk, Kathleen Porter shows what natural skeletal alignment truly looks like. With insights based on the fundamental laws of physics and detailed full-color diagrams, she guides you through an understanding of the bodyandrsquo;s naturally pain-free design. She explains that when the body is aligned as nature intended, your weight is supported by your bones rather than your muscles, allowing a blissful release from chronic muscular tension--which you may not even be aware you had. She offers 12 physical exercises to become mindful of your posture and discover healthy alignment of your pelvis, rib cage, shoulders, neck, and your body as a whole. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Providing easy-to-follow instructions for mindful alignment during the most ordinary daily activities, even sleeping, as well as a chapter on practicing yoga safely, Porter shows how returning to our forgotten alignment from childhood can offer relief from chronic pain and tension and can provide easy flexibility, enduring strength, and vitality well into old age.

About the Author

Kathleen Porter is the director of the Center for Natural Alignment in Portland, Oregon. She offers programs for people with posture-related pain and for children and teachers in classrooms. She has taught principles of natural alignment at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Foreword by Jean Couch andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Preface andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Acknowledgments andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Introduction andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Part One andlt;BRandgt;A Body of Knowledgeandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;1andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Design for Life andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;2andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Architecture in Flesh and Bone andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;3andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The Core of Well-Being andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;4andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;Meet Your Feet andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;5andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Wheels, Bells, and Puppet Strings andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;6andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; An Exploding Crisis in Childrenandrsquo;s Health andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;7andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;Amazing Grace andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;8andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Pregnant with Possibilities andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;9andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; In Fitness or in Health? andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;10andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;Beyond the Physical andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part Two andlt;BRandgt;Putting It All Togetherandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;11 Down to Basicsandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;How to Sit andbull; How to Lean Back on a Backrest andbull; How to Stand andbull; How to Walk andbull; Take Yourself for a Walk andbull; How to Bend andbull; Sitting Down and Bending to Sit andbull; Getting Up from a Chair or Sit to Stand andbull; Sitting to Meditate andbull; Lying on Your Side andbull; Sleeping and Resting on Your Back andbull; The Ultimate in Relaxation andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;12 Yoga on the Axisandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Chair Pose andbull; Tree Pose andbull; Triangle Pose (Modified) andbull; Warrior II andbull; Garden Gate Pose andbull; Plank Pose andbull; Sphinx Pose andbull; Head-to-Knee Pose andbull; Seated Spinal Twist andbull; Relaxation--Corpse Pose andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;A Few Parting Thoughts andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Resources andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Notes andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Indexandlt;/Bandgt;

Product Details

Porter, Kathleen
Healing Arts Press
Sports and Fitness-Fitness
Pain Management
Edition Description:
2nd Edition, New Edition of andlt;iandgt;Ageless Spine, Lasting Healthandlt;/iandgt;
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Full-color throughout
10 x 8 in

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