So, sitting...we all do it! And we typically do a lot of it and not very well.
With the industrial revolution, machines were able to do more and do it faster, so we physically did less. With computers, the same thing occurred and now we do even less in our day. Don't get us wrong, we love all the latest tech and what it enables us to do. Though somehow along the line, we moved away from healthy, strong and supported movement to poor posture, weakness, injury and chronic pain.
What has been the solution is to "workout" more. Something was better than nothing right? Wait a second...that would make us the only animal on the planet that needs to workout to stay strong! And yet, even that isn't helping us avoid injury and pain.
4/30/18 - So...gravity. We can't live without it, but we aren't living very well with it either. All of those muscles that hold us up and out of the pull of gravity seem to have forgotten how to do their job well. Everywhere you look (even in the mirror) you'll see examples of this primary system in dysfunction...the head is forward, shoulders are rolled forward, the pelvis/hips are tucked forward. And you'll see it in almost every person you look at. It's an epidemic! We are out of balance and functioning poorly causing a rise of musculoskeletal pain and the need for pain medications and anti-inflammatories. Problem is...the meds are just a band-aid. Even if the "solution" comes down to surgery, you've still only fixed the pain, which is typically not the source of the problem. So where do we go from here?
5/21/18 - Certainly we can't change our body's O/S (operating system), but we can get a new program! This program should take into account our body's need to breathe well, to move well and hold itself up well in order to function optimally. So if breath and movement is the program we want to install, we'll need to reprogram the old, dysfunctional coding that has entrenched itself into our mainframe and caused countless bugs. (LOL - Sorry, couldn't help myself.) Okay, well how do we do that? For this, we do Foundation Training.
Stay tuned for more thoughts...