Move To Change
Changing the way we do things is often an uncomfortable but necessary adaptation in life. When someone makes a postural adjustment they are essentially changing the way that they live in their bodies, which can be daunting if not down right unpleasant. However, we know that the way that you hold your body can have a profound effect on how you feel and how your body functions. If the way you are holding your body is not benefiting you, you may consider adjusting the way that you hold and move your body.
Before you start to change, consider a few perspectives that might help you along the way:
- Recognize that change is inevitable. Your body’s needs will change as you age and have different life experiences. A seated position that once seemed effortless may require additional training or attention to move into as you age. Remind yourself that this evolution is as much a part of life as any other natural change.
- Notice where you are. It’s hard to adjust something that you are not aware of. If you feel that the way you sit or stand is not benefiting you, then notice what you’re doing. Where is your body weight? Where do you feel stress?
- Start small. Often the smallest adjustments make profound differences. If you notice the way your small change effects your overall body, you may be more inclined to maintain your adjustment in multiple positions and environments.
- Don’t take advice that doesn’t work for you. The way that you sit and stand in your body is an especially personal trademark. Everyone has her own take on the best way to sit and stand. Listen to professional options and try on ideas on for size. Finding postural adjustments can be an involved and collaborative process, make sure listening to your body is a part of it.
- Be dynamic. If you respond to your breath and your body’s cues for micro-motion you will find that you fluidly settling into a comfortable posture, rather than statically maintaining it. If you feel “stuck” at any time during your day, notice where your body weight is and see if you can make gentle shifts in your weight to allow for greater ease in your physical experience.
CCPT is moving up to the fourth floor, after 19 years in suite 205. We’re gutting our extra equipment and restructuring our treatment spaces. We’re changing every part of how we function to be more fluid and comfortable in our work. We’re making the actual move June 27th, and will start seeing patients in suite 410 on Monday June 30. We look forward to seeing you in our new space. Stay tuned for news about our open house!