by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
Are you like me? Do you observe body postures in other’s? Even prior to being a movement specialist I focused my attention on people’s body language. I remember a cuz asking me why I was looking at a friend of hers as she was walking towards us. Only I was a teen and didn’t know the answer at that time, which as it turns out is how I take in information!! For me, what people say out loud sometimes and what their body story do not match up. Even at an early age I began listening to body postures, not words!
In this picture above this gal has a nice upper and lower rotation however her head is locked! You can see that her right leg is forward while her left should is rotated forward, however her head is locked in a forward facing position. What does this mean? Her movement is not efficient so she is using too much effort in her activity. What can she do differently? Unlock her head and let is swing slightly as she moves forward. Why? Well let me show you some outcomes of a locked head (securely placed in one position always).
This posture is nice example of upper and lower rotation in walking. His head rotation is looking over his right leg to look at something on that side of him. However, for a more perfect alignment to support his babies weight, his head could be looking over his left leg.
Can you turn your shoulders left and right while turning your head in the opposite direction?
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