• Stand up straight!

    Mon, September 30, 2013 by Jen Mulson with no comments

    Did you immediately pull your shoulders back? I did!

    If you’re in a room full of people right now, take a look around at posture. Do you see the beginnings of hunchbacks? I do. It’s so easy to succumb to these rounded backs and collapsed shoulders, isn’t it? I’m guilty, too. I sit in a chair for eight hours a day, and often forget to sit up straight. Lately I’ve even taken to rolling up a shawl into a ball, and placing it between my low back and chair. It reminds me to sit tall.

    Michaelle Edwards, LMT ERYT 500 from Kauai, Hawaii, will give a day-long workshop this Saturday on eradicating poor posture:  “Change Your Posture, Change Your Life.” She’ll teach the YogAlign method, which I’m not familiar with.

    Michaelle Edwards

    Michaelle Edwards

      From her press release:

      “Abdominal and core exercises using special breathing techniques will rewire your trunk muscles to stabilize and support your spine in all activities. There will be a section devoted to activating the psoas/diaphragm connection.”

      When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5

      Where: The Cliff House at Pikes Peak, 306 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs

      Cost: $150, $175 at the door; yogalign.com