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July 26, 2018

It is difficult to believe that making such simple movements can bring about substantial improvements in bodily coordination, or release muscles that are chronically tight.

July 24, 2018

We continue our series of posts exploring the semi-supine position. Here, we begin to experiment with simple movements. Developmentally primitive positions allow us to create a living laboratory, where we can observe our habitual motor behaviors under highly controlled...

July 15, 2018

The spine as a whole lengthens and the intervertebral discs, which regain their natural buoyancy, exert a hydraulic force against downward pressure. In this sense, the spine is a lengthening device with hydraulic as well as compression-resistant properties.

Posture is thus maintained by a combination of forces that includes the inertial force of head balance, which counteracts the pull of the neck muscles, as well as the action of the extensors of the back, which act on the head and spine even as they are acted upon.

July 5, 2018

There are, however, four main directions that relate specifically to the PNR system. Because these directions are so central to the working of the musculoskeletal system, it's important to think about them and what they mean; with time, they take on more and more m...

Thus the forward balance of the skull on the spine plays a central role, not only in the maintenance of the posture of the head but of upright posture in general. We are speaking here of an anatomical relationship, and have not addressed how this relates to the various...

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