Testimonial from Kim Plumridge

Dynamic Posture™

"Posture is not a static position. It is a dynamic activity."
— Kevin Kortan

Whether you want to feel better moving through life, lifting weights, exercising, running, practicing yoga safely and effectively, or be able to sit more easily in meditation, Dynamic Posture will help free your personal posture. Dynamic Posture will help you understand that effective posture is dynamic, fluid, alive, functional, and aligned. It is easeful, not effortful. Dynamic Posture is based on the reality that each one of us has a personal postural pattern that we carry with us through all of our activities, whether moving or in repose. The key is to harmonize with your personal postural pattern and expand your options. Dynamic Posture is based on principles of action, rather than holding certain positions.

Most approaches to "good posture" are corrective and based on imposing external demands and commands on yourself that immediately fall away the moment you stop thinking about it. Dynamic, powerful posture is not something you have to hold. Ideas about holding your stomach in, throwing your shoulders back, lifting your chest often create more tension than they relieve.

When we see someone who is powerful and graceful, it is not because they are statically holding themselves in a particular position. 'Good posture' is not something you have to maintain, but rather maintains you. Dynamic posture is enjoyable, easeful, not effortful. By learning to sense yourself and your alignment from the inside you no longer rely on external validation of 'good' and 'bad' posture. With this internal knowing, confidence naturally grows and you are more comfortable with yourself and others.

"Posture relates to action, and not to the maintenance of any given position.
Acture would perhaps be a better word for it."

— Moshe Feldenkrais, from "The Potent Self"

"You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves."

— Mary Oliver