October 2017: Primal Posture

September 29 2017

Meet Brian. Brian is a professor of Mathematics at Stanford University. Like many students and academics, he spent years studying hard and researching to establish his career.

Making a stand is academic!

Meet Brian. Brian is a professor of Mathematics at Stanford University. Like many students and academics, he spent years studying hard and researching to establish his career. Understandably, Brian worked more with his intellect than his body. Like many of us, he spent years sat hunched over a desk at a computer. By his twenties his body no longer knew how to sit upright and relaxed. 

The simplicity of sitting well is an instinct we all have as infants, but lose during years of sitting poorly in school, using badly designed furniture and copying the postural distortions we see around us.  

Attempts to ‘straighten up’ only create tension and discomfort – so we go back to slumping. And if we can’t sit well, chances are we can’t stand well either – as we see with Brian! (photo a.)

This ‘pelvis parked forward’ position is very common, and you can see that it switches off the muscles that should support the spine and head.

But Brian has vastly improved his posture over the years! His now much more balanced posture not only looks better, it contributes to health and longevity, avoiding muscular strain and wear and tear in the joints. (photo b.) 

Brian had a unique advantage – he is married to posture expert Esther Gokhale, founder of the Gokhale Method. But the postural principles that he followed are now taught by Gokhale Method teachers in many parts of the world – including two here in Bristol.

 With a background in education, I am passionate about teaching healthy posture for all ages. I also run Postural CPD for schools and universities, and offer parent talks. 

Contact me directly, or come to a free workshop to afind out more:

Sunday 15th October, 3pm, Bakesmiths, Whiteladies Rd

Monday 6th November, 3.30pm, Spicer+Cole, Gloucester Rd 

Please book at: www.gokhalemethod.com

Further information: 07982 231317

 

Making a stand is academic!