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phoenix13
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« on: June 12, 2013, 10:02:22 AM »

Other than repeatedly reminding oneself, that is.  Does anyone here have exercises or drills they do to improve their posture?
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 03:25:56 AM »

Repeatedly reminding oneself  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 03:32:26 AM »

Yes.That's pretty much what I came up with. Must google.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 03:41:48 AM »

Did I mention that I love google?

Lookslike most of the exercises for posture focus on the core

http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/strength-training/6-strength-exercises-to-improve-posture.html#b

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/better-posture-exercises
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 01:57:18 AM »

Has anybody tried these posture braces as sold by Edie the Salsa Freak?   She swears that good posture enables good spins, among other things.

http://www.dancefreak.com/posture-brace.php
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2015, 02:37:19 AM »

I absolutely HATE the word Posture! 

To me it conotates a fixed position such as a soldier at ATTENTION.

I prefer to use the word POISE. 

To me it conjures up the mental image of being poised (or ready) to move onward. 

Anyone else feel this way?
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2015, 02:08:17 PM »

I would agree: most have a pre-existing idea what words mean. Strangely, I've seen both words mess up people because the whole idea of rigidity and a misaligned body seems to spring forth.
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2015, 10:02:32 PM »

Yep... The blocks of weight all have to be in proper alignment to move correctly and with ease.
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2015, 04:53:39 PM »

Be a child! Study children! Pay attention!

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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2015, 02:28:32 AM »

Be a child! Study children! Pay attention!

DSV

SO true!  They are the most natural before they have "learned" and begun to mimic those around them with all of the bad habits in place.

Or...

Study a cat... especially when they are stalking prey... great for Tango.

AND...

The Meerkat... who are in perfect balance and alignment... Perfect Alexander Technique with head lifted forward and up, off the spine and their body hanging in perfect alignment below.  It is what I saw every time I looked at Bill Irvine. 
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