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The Lost Art Of Standing

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

We humans, born with a spine at our core, are ridiculously inept when it comes to using it and the muscle that surround it.

Unless our spines are being utilized efficiently, a simple thing like standing -over the course of hours and days – can bring on pains and throw other areas of the body out of whack as we shift the load off the spine to the muscles and joints.

When I wrote about how much I’ve enjoyed switching to a standing desk, many wrote me back to say that they too liked it, but that after a day or two of standing their bodies were in pretty rough shape.

Although these pains could be rooted in a number of things, a likely cause is misuse of the spine.

Luckily, proper spinal alignment, the core of all efficient movement, is pretty simple and easy to learn.

I give an overview in this video. Enjoy.