This Might Help Us
I'm working on a present for you.
It's an online course that takes an entirely different approach to posture from virtually everything else on the internet.
Where most people focus on strength and alignment, current research suggests people are already strong enough and that straining for "perfect" posture causes more harm than good.
What matters is how we hold and move ourselves, and that we are doing so in connection and cooperation instead of bullying and fighting ourselves. It's a matter of relationship with ourselves: coordination, not fitness.
This course might be helpful for you if thinking about good posture makes you...
- Knee-jerk try to fix your body, but it just feels like extra work you can't sustain
- Spiral into some amount of shame that you've failed to change your posture in the past
- Spin up anxiety that parts of you are too weak or even broken, and/or
- Catastrophize that if you can't figure this out maybe it'll all be downhill from here as you get older
And in practice, you...
- have difficulty finding and sustaining positions that feel genuinely good
- find yourself ping-ponging between different positions, each seeming to hurt or fatigue you in a different way, and/or
- just feel disconnected from your body (or even straight up antagonistic)
Oh, and here's what this course isn't:
It will not shame you or pass judgment on anything you choose to do with your body.
It will not in any way suggest that your body is weak or broken.
At the same time, it will not pretend that we are all able-bodied nor engage in toxic positivity, and will encourage and support you to find what you need for your specific challenges.
And it is not in any way, shape, or form an exercise program.
To help you find the posture that lets you feel good, this course includes:
- busting harmful "good posture" myths (that you're probably unconsciously trying to force yourself into)
- guidance into a new mindset to discover your good posture and what works for you
- fundamental psychological and biomechanical principles everybody (including you!) deserves to know
- guided practices to give you new experiences and start to apply all this to your life
And by the way, this course is completely appropriate and especially helpful for people living with chronic pain and/or hypermobility.