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. 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