Posts Tagged ‘spine’

Challenge of tan tien

June 14, 2009

Having posture utilizing tan tien is challenging. The body’s prior habitual tension deter this. Downcast head and sunken shoulders encourage hips to move backside. The taut myofascia and chronic muscular tension means that deliberate efforts to place tan tien are usually challenging.

Achieving good tan tien should be seen as a continual postural alignment process and removing the bad postural built-up tensions.

When sitting, make sure not to put pressure on the lower back.   Pull it in.

Ergonomics, back, and bed

April 15, 2009

Back problems suspected due to bed

First get rid of the box springs and make sure your mattress is on very firm bedboard.  Alternatively, insert a board between the box springs and mattress. Soft mattresses do not help back problems–so may need a new mattress. 

Ikea’s clearance beds can be a real deal.   Bed and mattress for approximately 60% off.  Never know when the deals are and what’s available though.