Monday, January 10, 2011

My Pelvis, A Game-Changer

Remember how back when you were a dumb kid and you *fell in love* with a the perfect shapely broad or charming dude....remember how you'd be bouncing off the walls and infatuated to the point of complete distraction?

Well that's how I feel at the moment.  I was up all night and can't stop my mind from racing this morning.

And no it's not the perky bartender from last night.  (I was at a kids-eat-for-$1 family restaurant with 5 little brats.)

I think I may have FINALLY, yet again, found the solution to the mystery of my pain-ridden back.

Reading that book I mentioned the other day - 8 Steps To A Pain-Free Back - I discovered some major insights.

It was actually quite simple. I was sitting wrong, standing wrong, walking incorrectly, and sleeping in positions that were guaranteed to be hostile to my back.

While the yoga I was doing the past few years was a step in the right direction, I was still making a major *kinesthetic* blunder - my pelvis was tucked back instead of properly anteverted (pulled forward).

So all my efforts to battle head-forward posture, rounded shoulders, and to tighten my core were almost for naught on account of this foundational problem. One can't well straighten out their spine with the all-important bottom piece of it out of whack!

Above I said that I was bouncing off the the walls but that's not entirely accurate.

I've actually been *glidewalking* all over the condo - back and forth nonstop.

What's that?

It's a method of ambulation described in her book that merely stretches out your hamstrings, engages your core, and gives an incredible buttocks workout. Yeah, all from just taking a few steps across the room!

Much, much more on this development will be forthcoming.

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