Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Deeper (more brain-based) model for posture

After I posted earlier today, some better stuff (at least, more interesting to me) came along. I found a link to a blogpost on posture:

How to increase testosterone and decrease cortisol through body language. 

Now this really makes sense, to me anyway, as a deep model for posture, or at least a rational rationale for posturing.
(No, I don't think I was being redundant in that last sentence. There are so many non-rational rationales for posture out there, floating around like doo-doo in a sewage pond.)

Anyway, from the video embedded in the link: 

1. "Practice for two minutes at a time" (that's about the length of time it takes to feel someone's body change over during certain manual treatment techniques - coincidence? I think not. It could be that is about how long it takes for perceptible changes in circulating hormones to manifest physically, if the research discussed in the link has any merit whatsoever..) 
2. Repeat as necessary. Face your fear, fake it until you make it, two minutes at a time. For as many years as necessary. 

For whatever reason, awareness of this post arose with awareness of this other post, A Radical Shift to Better Pain Relief. Excerpt:

"When it comes to pain relief, create the brain you want and the rest will follow."

Much food for nonverbal (i.e., postural) thought at the Center for NonVerbal Studies website, one of the earliest places I ever visited after joining the internet, more than a decade ago. See the entry for posture:
1. A vertically looming stance in which the body "enlarges" through extension of the limbs.  
2. A primeval "pushup" intended to lift the quadrupedal body higher off the ground.

No comments: