What is it?
What will the Mitzvah Technique do for me?
Could a faulty posture be the cause of a body’s aches and pain?
Of course you already know the answer to that question. But what if you discovered a way to “take charge” of the pain by correcting faulty standing or sitting habits? You could then enjoy more freedom to do the things you would like to do.
This is where the Mitzvah Technique can help.
Also, please note that the client comes to the table fully clothed (except for shoes).
The Mitzvah Technique (Exercises and Bodywork) will enable you to:
• Recognize poor postural habits.
• Prevent them by using simple, practical techniques.
• Free up habitual tension from you body.
• Develop your “body awareness”; and finally
• Learn new proper postural habits!
Changing Postural Habits
The problem with habits, as I am sure you will be aware, is that they cana be incredibly difficult to get rid of. This is the main issue with changing your posture.
If you use exercise for posture correction or just try harder you will still use the same “movement” habits that got you into this situation in the first place!
Assess Your Posture
Begin by standing against a wall. Place your feet about 3 inches apart. Aim to contact the wall with your buttocks, shoulder blades and the back of your head.
Take notice of the following points:
Your Arms: Are your hands resting at the side of your thighs, palms facing inward?
The Curve At Your Lower Back: Does your hand fit snuggly in the space between the wall and your back?
Your Shoulders: Do the back of your shoulders touch the wall?
Your Head: Can you get it to comfortably touch the wall while keeping your eyes level to the horizon?