HAPI Guide Summer 2017 - Page 15

HEALTH REVIEW & INTERVIEW Healthy Posture for Babies and Children Y You know how sometimes you read a book and it just rings true? That’s just how I felt when I read Kathleen Porter’s book, Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living: The Practice of Mindful Alignment. You know how sometimes you read a book and it just rings true? That’s just how I felt when I read Kathleen Porter’s book, Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living: The Practice of Mindful Alignment. I had been struggling with worsening back and joint pain, and had tried just about every therapy on the planet. If I was lucky I got a bit of relief that didn’t last; more often I underwent a lot of pain for no gain at all. All of these therapies were treating symptoms. When I read this book I realized that here was a way to deal with the underlying cause - poor alignment and bad postural habits that led to weakening of some muscles and chronic shortening and contraction of others. It became obvious from reading this book that all the stretching and chiropractic adjustments in the world are only a temporary fix if you just go back to your old habits of sitting, walking, sleeping and bending. 15 | HAPI Guide HEALTH REVIEW & INTERVIEW Healthy Posture for Babies and Children Y You know how sometimes you read a book and it just rings true? That’s just how I felt when I read Kathleen Porter’s book, Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living: The Practice of Mindful Alignment. Y ou know how sometimes you read a book and it just rings true? That’s just how I felt when I read Kathleen Por- ter’s book, Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living: The Prac- tice of Mindful Alignment. I had been struggling with worsening back and joint pain, and had tried just about every ther- apy on the planet. If I was lucky I got a bit of relief that didn’t last; more often I underwent a lot of pain for no gain at all. All of these thera- pies were treating symptoms. When I read this book I realized that here was a way to deal with the underlying cause - poor alignment and bad postural habits that led to weakening of some muscles and chronic shortening and contrac- tion of others. It became obvious from reading this book that all the stretching and chiroprac- tic adjustments in the world are only a tempo- rary fix if you just go back to your old habits ق][[[Y\[[[[˂MHTHZY