The New Rules of Posture: How to Sit, Stand, and Move in the Modern World
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The New Rules of Posture: How to Sit, Stand, and Move in the Modern World

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"The New Rules of Posture is a good adjunct to bodywork of all kinds, from chiropractic and osteopathy to Pilates and yoga. Read it thoroughly, let it soak into your experience--your body will thank you." --Thomas Myers, author of Anatomy Trains "Few things are as overlooked and yet absolutely critical to our health and well-being as our posture. Mary Bond offers informati...more
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Published April 12th 2010 by Healing Arts Press (first published November 29th 2006)
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Sonja Reid
While the author uses vignettes to illustrate issues (it becomes like a soap opera with the different people meeting...weird), she methodically goes through the different parts of the body and how they relate to your posture, with exercises for you to do to illustrate what she is talking about. Most of the sensations are pretty subtle, but you start to realize how small modifications of you posture, due to social constraints or your emotional state, can ultimately cause you pain in the long run....more
Lundy
Superb writing. A borrowed book that leads me to find a copy for my own collection. The Stabilization work in chapter 5, Core Connections gives comprehensive road map to the elusive pelvic floor and the inner and outer corsets of the core musculature.

As a practitioner of physical medicines, I found this text to be essential reading to understand the impact of alignment. I loved her breathing chapter as well...
Quote: You must fall in love with our own breath. Then you can begin to love others. Ad...more
Marsha Thompson
I'm not trying the follow the exercises in this book. I'm working through it slowly to apply the exercises as I learn them. At first you go through some exploratory exercises to feel how your body works. I'm doing those now.


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Ok....I like an enjoyable easy book to read and this wasn't but.....I liked this book's approach. It gave you the physicalogical reason to support what it was telling you. I plan to start doing the exploration activities and the exercises it gives you. I'v...more
Michelle
This book is awesome. She explains posture as a result of movement, not statically sitting and standing, and she gives simple exercises that address your connective and supportive tissues from your feet all the way up to your head. Problems I've had for years are melting away as I follow her suggestions!
Cindy
Out of all my resources for recovering from lower back pain and surgery, this is one of my favorites. The author articulates concepts about breathing, stretches, posture more clearly and more comprehensively than any other author, doctor or physical therapist I've met or read.
Melanie
It doesn't sound easy, but it does sound like a reasonable way to manage pain.

A very useful book for anyone who experiences pain in their body. Easy to follow, though the exercises are tough and take time.
Noelle
Handed down from a Physician here on Saipan. Very good so far. It's all about proper breathing, much like yoga.
Charles Kingsley
Another book that I feel everyone should read and could greatly benefit from. It changed my perspective.
Karen
Excellent resource. One is taken through steps with clear illustrations and understandable language.
Lois
Excellent explanations and simple exercises that change your posture.
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