The Lost Art Of Standing

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.

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2 Responses to “The Lost Art Of Standing”

  1. sunnie says:

    Hi Andrew,

    Long time time, no chat! How are you? Are you back in the States? I’m leaving NZ at the end of the year and was wondering if you’ll be around SE Asia at all. Would be great to catch up if you are!
    Also, do you have a video archive on your site?

    Hope you’re having a great summer!

    Sunnie

    • Hey Sunnie!

      Good to hear from you.

      I’m doing great, but I’m afraid I’ve left Asia behind after nearly two years.

      I got back to the US last month, and don’t have any plans to return.

      My youtube channel is probably the best way to check out my older videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/RawRunner?feature=watch , but most of my in-depth work is in the articles on my site.

      I hope your fund-raising ventures in Aussieland went well. Have a good summer too.

      -Andrew

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