Blog of the Week: Monitoring vs. Mindfulness

Originally posted on July 7, 2015 by Lauren Hill

ID-100201732I can’t possibly keep monitoring myself to sit up straight all day long!

I hear this a lot from new students who come in and want help with posture related issues.

If you want to work on your Posture and your Use you have to consciously think about it some of the time. There is no way around it.

But how you approach this can make a big difference.

Attitude may not be everything but it certainly plays a large role.

Recently, a man came in for several months of twice weekly lessons. At our first meeting I asked him the same question I ask every new student: “what do you want help with?”

He wanted to improve his posture. In particular, he was concerned about the rounding in his shoulders and upper back. He didn’t have any pain or discomfort. He was about 60, a consultant, decent marathoner and serious meditator.

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