Improve Posture


To feel the body and restore health

What can we do to improve your posture?


First, you must:

• Break the habit
• Break the old positions with new postures more efficient and responsive
• Re-establish the synergistic action between antagonistic flexor and extensor muscles
• Align the spine
• Bring back to the pelvis to its mobility, to the spine its sinuous and to the chest its flexibility
• Bring the head on the vertical axis
• Restore the function of skeleton and muscles that support the movement
• Improve the image of yourself

Feldenkrais Method, through a series of simple movements and unusual, teaches to develop our intellectual potential, awakening the dormant parts of the body. The method is an learning process that makes you feel the body regain its vitality, relieving pain and restoring confidence in yourself. A Feldenkrais teacher, through individual and group lessons can lead you, using a verbal dialogue and not, bring us to an unprecedented awareness of our body's identy and to the pleasure living better in our own skin.

How to improve your posture?

Through the themes:

• Shoulders free from tensions
• Body alignment
• Breathe deeply
• The strength comes from the basin
• Re-educating your eyes

Improving posture in the adolescent

The organisation of skeleton in adolescents with scoliosis is improved by making them aware of their body by listening to them, revitalising the parts and arranging them in new functional models. With the Feldenkrais Method, the student learns how to distribute the weight on the ischia and feels that power comes from the pelvis, he awakens the abdominal breathing almost always locked, he learns to make the column flexible by releasing floating ribs, sternum and clavicles.
When he learns to make best use of himself and uses its intellectual potential, he will be able ot eliminate the anxiety, becoming more dynamic and vital.
Finally, he will feel more in harmony with himself, because the movements, which were previously difficult, mechanical and unconscious, will become easy to involve his entire body.

Topics to be developed

  1. Making flexible the column
  2. Learn how to tilt the column
  3. Feel that power coming from the basin-frame-clock pelvic


  1. Breathing


  1. Coordinate the flexor-extensor (taught in the Centre)
  2. Retracing the evolutionary stages (taught in the Centre)
  3. The way (taught in the Centre)

With the awareness through movements lessons (ATM) and with functional integration lessons, the teenager will feel his entire body, he will become more vibrant, responsive, agile and will feel more confident because the whole body will be revitalized.

Through the awareness movements, the student will explore his breathing, he will feel its degree of freedom and how a voluntary movements can affect it. He will feel the involvement of the sternum, the ribs, the belly (distension), the expansion and compression (narrowing) of the rib cage during the inspiration-expiration process, learning the concept of volume and time.

If the student pay attention to his type of reading he will be able to perceive that Inspire is the punctuation that you breathe out while reading the sentence. In this way, understand that "you can breathe between the commas."

In retracing the evolutionary stages, the student will be able to feel the ability to reorganise his body in roder to to carry out new movements. He will creep the body dragged on the ground by the hands, he will learn to move like the earthworm, the dolphin, a lizard or a crocodile (amphibians, reptiles), he will crawl as the bear and the dog, recognising that first identify an ipsilateral crawling while the second has a contralateral one. The student will feel then the difference between the two options reorganising its brain structures: by getting a contralateral way of walking which did not develelop previously.

Through the evolutionary stages the student will also strengthen the scientific knowledge on the transformation of the limbs during evolution, being able to feel that transversely limbs set tipical of lizard and crocodile are used to support the body and for moving, to jump for the frogs, to walk on all fours limbs for mammals and on two limbes for humans. He will descover that upper limbs are prehensile while the lower ones are specialized in the way "bipedals" walk. In this way, he will be able to understand the difficult scientific concept of "evolution of species" because he lived it through his personal experience that has encouraged the contralateral path, allowing his step to become light and agile, making him feel happy. This is possible because the brain is plastic and malleable, able to reform its structures learning at any age and situation, but for it to reorganise itself the brain must be stimulated.


The teenager should try to assume the correct positions at school, at the table in front of the TV, computer. In the sitting position he should distribute the weight on the ischia, so that the lumbar region does not assume the rounded shape and to keep his feet apart, placed comfortably, with heels located beneath the knees. In an ideal position the knees should form a 90 degree angle = angle.

He should often bring his attention to his belly to feel that the power comes from the pelvis and frequently pronounce "Ah! Ah! Ah!" in order to allow the stomach to come out, repeating it many times.

When you lift weights you should bend your knees, thinking about going back to the coccyx, in order to make it easy the bending of the back and pronunce "Oh! Oh! Isssaaa" as fishermen did to pull their nets. Have you ever wondered "why?".

If you need further clarification write me. I'll try to answer.

Tina Broccoli.