Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living

 

Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living:

The Practice of Mindful Alignment

  

 

New UPDATED edition of Ageless Spine, Lasting Health (2006) 

Includes expanded information and a chapter on how to practice “Yoga on the Axis.”

Published by Healing Arts Press, an imprint of Bear & Company/Inner Traditions

 

“The book is amazingly understandable, beautifully designed for maximum ease of use, and contains lots of documentation that justifies Porter’s claims. I happened to be struggling with a knee strain when I read it, and applying a simple change to my stance, per Porter’s instructions, brought instant improvement.”

Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight, August 2013

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“As a family physician treating my share of patients with back pain, neck pain, osteoporosis, and dysfunctional labor, I find this book instructive. Kathleen Porter’s observation of peoples around the world who retain their natural alignment, movement, and relaxation is a clear window into the healing of the chronic pain syndromes of our culture. More than that, her work has been personally transformative.”

Leah Morton, M.D., family practitioner

“Kathleen Porter’s eloquent photojournalism adds powerful, persuasive impact to her message about the relationship between dynamic structural alignment and health of body and mind. The chapters about children, pregnancy, and fitness should be required reading for all parents and physicians.”

Mary Bond, author of The New Rules of Posture and movement faculty chair at the Rolf Institute

“This updated second edition is an instructive, comprehensive look at how we move unconsciously in ways that cause our bodies pain and injury. Kathleen Porter, who directs the Center for Natural Alignment in Portland, Oregon explains through photographs and exercises the ways a supple spine can help remedy much of what ails our stiff bones.”

Joshunda Sanders, Spirituality & Health magazine, July 2013

“Never before in the world of fitness has there been a more readable, groundbreaking, or seminal book than Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living. Through this revolutionary book, Kathleen Porter is about to rock your world!”

Jean Couch, founder and director of the Balance Center and coauthor of The Runner’s Yoga Book

In Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living, Kathleen Porter powerfully portrays the extensive damage we do to our bodies when we lose connection to natural principles of body alignment. Rather than looking to surgery, medication, and infinite exercise technologies to find freedom from discomfort and pain, we need only learn to stand, sit, walk, and move the way we did as young children when we learned organically to let our bones support us. Porter offers an abundance of useful tools for returning to our natural wisdom and greater body fluidity.”

Ingrid Bacci, Ph.D., author of The Art of Effortless Living and Effortless Pain Relief

“The book is amazingly understandable, beautifully designed for maximum ease of use, and contains lots of documentation that justifies Porter’s claims. I happened to be struggling with a knee strain when I read it, and applying a simple change to my stance, per Porter’s instructions, brought instant improvement.”

Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight, August 2013

 

                    • Offers 12 physical exercises to become mindful of your posture and discover pain-free alignment of your pelvis, rib cage, shoulders, neck,                         and back

                    • Provides simple yet detailed instructions on how to sit, stand, walk, bend, get up from a chair, sit to meditate, sleep, and practice yoga with proper                          alignment

                    • Includes full-color diagrams and posture photographs from around the world

Our bones are the framework of support for our bodies, much like the wall studs and beams of a house. Yet the alignment of the skeleton along the vertical axis of gravity is largely overlooked today, even by fitness experts and yoga teachers. In a culture of cocked hips, sauntering models, and slouching TV watchers, where “chin up, shoulders back, stomach in” is believed to be good posture, we have forgotten what healthy alignment looks and feels like–leading to chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain for millions.

Sharing photographs from around the world of “gurus” of natural posture and authentic strength, such as women in their 80s who easily carry heavy loads on their heads and toddlers learning to walk, Kathleen Porter shows what natural skeletal alignment truly looks like. With insights based on the fundamental laws of physics and detailed full-color diagrams, she guides you through an understanding of the body’s naturally pain-free design. She explains that when the body is aligned as nature intended, your weight is supported by your bones rather than your muscles, allowing a blissful release from chronic muscular tension–which you may not even be aware you had. She offers 12 physical exercises to become mindful of your posture and discover healthy alignment of your pelvis, rib cage, shoulders, neck, and your body as a whole.

Providing easy-to-follow instructions for mindful alignment during the most ordinary daily activities, even sleeping, as well as a chapter on practicing yoga safely, Porter shows how returning to our forgotten alignment from childhood can offer relief from chronic pain and tension and can provide easy flexibility, enduring strength, and vitality well into old age.

When the body is aligned as nature intended, supported by the bones rather than the muscles, a blissful release from chronic muscular tension can occur. With full-color diagrams, Kathleen Porter reveals the body’s naturally pain-free design, providing easy-to-follow instructions for mindful alignment during the most ordinary daily activities. Includes a chapter on practicing yoga safely.

 

 

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by Kathleen Porter 2006; Synergy Books

ISBN 978-1-933538-40-2 (Out of Print)

Ageless Spine, Lasting Health

 

 
 
The Open Secret to Pain-free Living and Comfortable Aging

This book is now OUT of PRINT

 


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